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rose +‎ bud


  • (UK) IPA(key): /ɹəʊz.bʌd/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ɹoʊz.bʌd/
  • (file)


rosebud (plural rosebuds)

  1. The bud of a rose.
  2. (Britain, sometimes as a term of endearment) A pretty young woman.
  3. (US, rare) A debutante.
  4. (rare) Any of assorted small seashells with a pink or partially pink color, usually of the family Muricidae.
  5. (Cockney) A mouth.
  6. (slang) the indentation of a surface caused by an incorrect hammer strike (missing the nail)
  7. (vulgar, slang) The anus.
    • 2017, Penthouse Variations on Anal
      Her ass was the ultimate goal for both of us, but I wanted to draw out the anticipation. [] She watched from between her knees as I prepared to push into her rosebud.
    • 2017, Corinne Davies, The 3xtasy Lake Collection (volume 2, page 128)
      Squeezing a healthy dollop of lube onto her rosebud, he stretched the tight ring and forced more lubrication into her ass.
    • 2018, Rachel Blues, Anal Sex Stories:
      He withdrew his tongue from her ass and traced little patterns across her rosebud with a fingertip []

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  • Eric Partridge, A Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English, 8th edition, 1984