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Ancient Greek κάλλος ( kállos, “ beauty ” ) + πυγή ( pugḗ, “ buttocks ” ) +
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( UK ) IPA (: key) /kalɪˈpɪdʒəs/, /kalɪˈpʌɪɡəs/
( US ) IPA (: key) /ˌkæl.ɪˈpɪ.dʒəs/, /kæləˈpaɪɡəs/
Adjective [ edit ]
callipygous ( comparative , more callipygous superlative )
Having shapely, beautiful buttocks.
1928, Aldous Huxley, chapter VII, in , page 88: Point Counter Point One does not fall very desperately in love with a loud speaker, however pretty, however firmly plump (for Philip's tastes were rather old-fashioned), however attractively callipygous.
1961, Joseph Heller, : Catch-22 He enjoyed Nurse Sue Ann Duckett’s long white legs and supple, callipygous ass; he often neglected to remember that she was quite slim and fragile from the waist up and hurt her unintentionally in moments of passion when he hugged her too roughly. 1976, Samuel R. Delany, , Bantam Books, Triton →ISBN, page 105:
The other hand came up and together they described a near callipygous shape.
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