tush

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English tusshe, tusche, tussch, tossche, tosch, from Old English tusċ, from Proto-Germanic *tunþskaz. Doublet of tusk.

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Noun[edit]

tush (plural tushes)

  1. (now dialectal) A tusk.
    • 1818, John Keats, "To J. H. Reynolds, Esq.":
      Perhaps one or two whose lives have patient wings, / And through whose curtains peeps no hellish nose, / No wild-boar tushes, and no mermaid's toes [...].
    • 1945 August 17, George Orwell [pseudonym; Eric Arthur Blair], chapter 1, in Animal Farm: A Fairy Story, London: Secker & Warburg, OCLC 3655473:
      [] he was still a majestic-looking pig, with a wise and benevolent appearance in spite of the fact that his tushes had never been cut.
  2. A small tusk sometimes found on the female Indian elephant.

Etymology 2[edit]

Short for toches, from Yiddish תחת(tokhes), from Hebrew תַּחַת(taḥaṯ, bottom).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • enPR: to͝osh, IPA(key): /tʊʃ/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ʊʃ

Noun[edit]

tush (plural tushes)

  1. (US, colloquial) The buttocks. [from 1914]
    • 1998, Adam Sandler as Robbie Hart, The Wedding Singer, written by Tim Herlihy:
      Are you gonna tell Glenn?...About you and that kid, and him squeezing your tush.
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Etymology 3[edit]

A natural utterance (OED).

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Interjection[edit]

tush

  1. An exclamation of contempt or rebuke. [from 15th c.]
    • 1920, McNeile, Herman Cyril, chapter 1, in Bulldog Drummond:
      He glanced through the letter and shook his head. "Tush! tush! And the wife of the bank manager too—the bank manager of Pudlington, James! Can you conceive of anything so dreadful? But I'm afraid Mrs. Bank Manager is a puss—a distinct puss. It's when they get on the soul-mate stunt that the furniture begins to fly."
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Noun[edit]

tush (uncountable)

  1. (Britain, colloquial) Nonsense; tosh.
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Verb[edit]

tush (third-person singular simple present tushes, present participle tushing, simple past and past participle tushed)

  1. (intransitive) To express contempt; rebuke.
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Etymology 4[edit]

Of unknown origin.

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Verb[edit]

tush (third-person singular simple present tushes, present participle tushing, simple past and past participle tushed)

  1. (transitive) To pull or drag a heavy object such as a tree or log. [from 1841]

Etymology 5[edit]

From British slang tusheroon.

Noun[edit]

tush (plural tushes)

  1. (Britain, obsolete slang) Clipping of tusheroon, itself an alternative form of tosheroon.

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Uzbek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Turkic *dǖĺ (dream), compare Turkish düş (dream).

Noun[edit]

tush (plural tushlar)

  1. dream