derrière

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from French derrière.

Noun[edit]

derrière (plural derrières)

  1. (humorous) Bottom, bum, backside.
    • 2011, "Baby you can drive my genes", The Economist, 30 Jul 2011:
      As for high-heels, they hoist the derrière and make the gait more feminine and physically attractive.

Translations[edit]


French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin de + retro.[1] Cognate with Italian dietro.

Adverb[edit]

derrière

  1. behind
    Aller derrière. Passer derrière.

Noun[edit]

derrière m (plural derrières)

  1. bottom, bum, backside

Preposition[edit]

derrière

  1. behind

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2009, Jacqueline Picoche; Jean-Claude Rolland, Dictionnaire étymologique du français (in French), Paris: Dictionnaires Le Robert: