callipygian

cal·li·pyg·i·an    (kāl’ə-pĭj’ē-ən)

adj.  Having beautifully proportioned buttocks.

[From Greek kallipugoskalli-beautiful (from kallosbeauty) +pugēbuttocks.]

Word Origin & History

“of, pertaining to, or having beautiful buttocks,” 1800, from Gk.kallipygos, name of a statue of Aphrodite, from kalli-, combining form of kallos “beauty” + pyge “rump, buttocks.” Sir Thomas Browne (1646) refers to “Callipygæ and women largely composed behinde.”

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