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From Ancient Greek καλλίπυγος (kallípugos) + -ian, from κάλλος (kállos, “beauty”) + πυγή (pugḗ, “buttocks”).
- (US) IPA(key): /ˌkæ.ləˈpɪ.d͡ʒi.ən/
- (Canada) IPA(key): /ˌkælɪˈpɪdʒi.ən/, /ˌkæliˈpɪdʒjən/, /ˌkæləˈpɪdʒi.ən/, /ˌkæləˈpɪdʒjən/
callipygian (comparative more callipygian, superlative most callipygian)
- Having beautifully shaped buttocks.
- 1873, Anonymous, The Romance of Lust, volume 1:
- […] we soon once more were in a state to renew our delicious combat; and a second course was run in the delightful callipygian recesses of Venus’s second temple of lubricity.
- 1918, Frances Douglas, transl., Sónnica, Duffield & Company, translation of original by Vicente Blasco Ibáñez, page 131:
- Suddenly the music grew fainter, as if drawing away, and the dancers, their feet together and limbs half opened, descended in a slow spiral, with gentle undulations, until they touched the floor; the instant their callipygian charms grazed the mosaic, they recoiled like suddenly awakened serpents, […]
- 2006, Geoffrey Brock, transl., The Mysterious Flame of Queen Loana, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, translation of original by Umberto Eco, →ISBN, page 246:
- Her gown (perhaps as a result of the scorching winds coming off the ambas) clung damply to her body, clearly revealing her callipygian curves and the entire shapely length of her legs.
- 2007, Ryan North, Dinosaur Comics, from the comic strip on May 22:
- [T-Rex:] My lovely visage, callipygian frame, startlingly awesome calves and charming smile will yet go down in history!
- 2008 January 12, Conrad Black, “A nation seeking a hero”, in National Post, Canada:
- With trepidation, but not embarrassment, I offer the thought that Mrs. Obama, a formerly disadvantaged alumna of Princeton and Harvard, to judge from her well-strategized appearances on national television in exiguous dresses and trousers, is as callipygian as Jennifer Lopez.
- (having beautiful buttocks): bootylicious, bumtastic, callipygous, rumpalicious
having beautiful buttocks