butt

Your butt is your buttocks, your tush, your rear end. Saying butt is more childish than offensive.

Butt is a four-letter word, though using it won't get you in much trouble — It's much less offensive than ass. It also has plenty of other meanings, like butting into a conversation (interrupting it) or the butt of a gun (the thick end). If you make fun of someone, they are the butt of your jokes. The used end of a cigarette is called a butt, too. But you'll hear it more often in phrases like "Get your butt in here!"

Definitions of butt
  1. noun
    the small unused part of something (especially the end of a cigarette that is left after smoking)
    synonyms: stub
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    types:
    cigar butt
    small part of a cigar that is left after smoking
    cigarette butt
    small part of a cigarette that is left after smoking
    roach
    the butt of a marijuana cigarette
    type of:
    part, portion
    something less than the whole of a human artifact
  2. noun
    thick end of the handle
    synonyms: butt end
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    types:
    rifle butt
    the butt end of a rifle
    type of:
    stock
    the handle end of some implements or tools
  3. noun
    the part of a plant from which the roots spring or the part of a stalk or trunk nearest the roots
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    component, component part, constituent, moiety, part, portion
    something determined in relation to something that includes it
  4. noun
    the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on
    synonyms: ass, backside, behind, bottom, bum, buns, buttocks, can, derriere, fanny, fundament, hind end, hindquarters, keister, nates, posterior, prat, rear, rear end, rump, seat, stern, tail, tail end, tooshie, tush
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    type of:
    body part
    any part of an organism such as an organ or extremity
  5. noun
    a joint made by fastening ends together without overlapping
    synonyms: butt joint
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    types:
    butt weld, butt-weld
    a butt joint that is welded
    fish joint
    a butt joint formed by bolting fish plates to the sides of two rails or beams
    type of:
    joint
    junction by which parts or objects are joined together
  6. verb
    lie adjacent to another or share a boundary
    synonyms: abut, adjoin, border, butt against, butt on, edge, march
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    types:
    neighbor, neighbour
    be located near or adjacent to
    type of:
    adjoin, contact, meet, touch
    be in direct physical contact with; make contact
  7. verb
    place end to end without overlapping
    “The frames must be butted at the joints”
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    lay, place, pose, position, put, set
    put into a certain place or abstract location
  8. noun
    sports equipment consisting of an object set up for a marksman or archer to aim at
    synonyms: target
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    types:
    clay pigeon
    target used in skeet or trapshooting
    type of:
    sports equipment
    equipment needed to participate in a particular sport
  9. noun
    a victim of ridicule or pranks
    synonyms: goat, laughingstock, stooge
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    types:
    April fool
    the butt of a prank played on April 1st
    type of:
    dupe, victim
    a person who is tricked or swindled
  10. verb
    to strike, thrust or shove against
    “He butted his sister out of the way”
    “The goat butted the hiker with his horns”
    synonyms: bunt
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    types:
    headbutt
    butt with the head
    type of:
    strike
    deliver a sharp blow, as with the hand, fist, or weapon
  11. noun
    finely ground tobacco wrapped in paper; for smoking
    synonyms: cigaret, cigarette, coffin nail, fag
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    types:
    cubeb, cubeb cigarette
    a cigarette containing cubeb
    filter-tipped cigarette
    a cigarette with a filter tip
    type of:
    roll of tobacco, smoke
    tobacco leaves that have been made into a cylinder
  12. noun
    a large cask (especially one holding a volume equivalent to 2 hogsheads or 126 gallons)
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    water butt
    a butt set on end to contain water especially to store rainwater
    type of:
    barrel, cask
    a cylindrical container that holds liquids
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