duck-arsed

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duck-arsed (comparative more duck-arsed, superlative most duck-arsed)

  1. (chiefly UK, indelicate, sometimes insulting) Having or pertaining to broad hips and large, bulging buttocks.
    • 1949, Patrick Kavanagh, Tarry Flynn: A Novel, Devin-Adair Co., page 78:
      All the girls, with the exception of May Callan, were squat, and as the country phrase had it—"duck-arsed." They were made for work, for breeding.
    • 1963, John Fowles, The Collector, Pan Books paperback ed. (1965), p. 178:
      I'm delighted that you should admire Beecham. A pompous little duckarsed bandmaster who stood against everything creative in the art of his time.
  2. (chiefly UK, informal) Having or pertaining to a hairstyle of the type called a duck's arse.