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The Word of the Day: callipygous

Posted by markb On March - 29 - 2009

Found this little gem over at Dictionary.com.  I had never heard of this word before but upon reading the definition I knew it had found a permanent home in my vocabulary.

From Dictionary.com:

cal⋅li⋅pyg⋅i⋅an

[kal-uhpij-ee-uhn] Show IPA

–adjective

having well-shaped buttocks.
Also, cal⋅li⋅py⋅gous [kal-uhpahy-guhs]
Origin:
1640–50; < Gk kallipýg(os) with beautiful buttocks; referring to a statue of Aphrodite (kalli- calli- + pyg() rump + -os adj. suffix) + -ian
big-butt
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