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Jul 11, 2008
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Words made using combining forms

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callipygian

PRONUNCIATION:
(kal-uh-PIJ-ee-uhn)

MEANING:
adjective: Having well-shaped buttocks.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Greek calli- (beautiful) + pyge (buttocks). Two related words are dasypygal and steatopygia.

USAGE:
"And it hasn't been lost on modern film directors that a nice set of tights can showcase the callipygian assets of a well-formed leading man."
Heroes in Hosiery; South China Morning Post (Hong Kong); Jul 20, 2006.

See more usage examples of callipygian in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.

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