AskDefine | Define tush

Dictionary Definition

tush n : the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on; "he deserves a good kick in the butt"; "are you going to sit on your fanny and do nothing?" [syn: buttocks, nates, arse, butt, backside, bum, buns, can, fundament, hindquarters, hind end, keister, posterior, prat, rear, rear end, rump, stern, seat, tail, tail end, tooshie, bottom, behind, derriere, fanny, ass]

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Etymology 1

Short for toches, from the Yiddish tokhes, which is from Hebrew תחת, meaning "under". Since 1914.



  1. (US) The buttocks.
  2. nonsense; tosh
Derived terms

Etymology 2

A "natural utterance" (OED), attested since the 15th century


  1. an exclamation of contempt

Etymology 3

of unknown origin, attested since 1841.


  1. To pull or drag (of a heavy object such as a tree or log).

Extensive Definition

Tush may mean:

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

arse, ass, baby tooth, bicuspid, bucktooth, bum, can, canine, cheeks, crown, cuspid, cutter, deciduous tooth, dent, denticle, denticulation, dentil, dentition, dogtooth, eyetooth, fang, fanny, fore tooth, gagtooth, gang tooth, gold tooth, grinder, incisor, keister, milk tooth, molar, peg, permanent tooth, pivot tooth, prat, premolar, rusty-dusty, scrivello, snag, snaggletooth, stern, tail, tooth, tuchis, tushy, tusk, wisdom tooth
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