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derrière

[der-ee-air; French de-ryer] /ˌdɛr iˈɛər; French dɛˈryɛr/
noun
1.
the buttocks; rump.
Also, derriere.
Origin
1765-1775
1765-75; < French (preposition, noun); Old French deriere < Vulgar Latin *dē retrō, for Latin retrō towards the rear, backwards; cf. arrear
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Examples for derrière
  • But anyway, you get one shot a month in your derriere and for the next month you go through varying stages of menopause.
  • One second she is in full stride, the next she is sliding on her derriere.
  • As for high-heels, they hoist the derrière and make the gait more feminine and physically attractive.
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derrière

/ˌdɛrɪˈɛə; French dɛrjɛr/
noun
1.
(euphemistic) the buttocks
Word Origin
C18: literally: behind (prep), from Old French deriere, from Latin dē retrō from the back
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Word Origin and History for derrière
derriere
1774, from Fr. derrière "back part, rear," originally an adv., "behind," from L.L. deretro, from L. de "from" + retro "back."
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