noun (used with a plural verb)
buttocks; rump.

1675–85; < Latin natēs, plural of natis; generally used in the plural; akin to Greek nôton the back Unabridged
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nates (ˈneɪtiːz)
pl n , sing -tis
See buttock a technical word for the buttocks
[C17: from Latin; compare Greek nōton back, nosthi buttocks]

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nates na·tes (nā'tēz)
The buttocks.

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