What is the difference between Buttocks and Bottom?

The difference between buttocks and bottom

is that “buttocks” is each of the two large fleshy halves of the posterior part of the body between the base of the back, the perineum and the top of the legs and “bottom” is the lowest part of anything.




  • (usually in the plural) Each of the two large fleshy halves of the posterior part of the body between the base of the back, the perineum and the top of the legs.
  • The convexity of a ship behind, under the stern.


  • asscheek (crude)
  • butt-cheek
  • arsecheek (crude)
  • bum-cheek
  • cheek
  • ham
  • mound
  • hurdies (plural only)
  • buttocks


  • There came a blast of freezing wind that made Skell shrug himself against the oaken post on which the ship’s buttock rested.


  • The lowest part of anything.
  • (now chiefly US) Low-lying land; a valley or hollow.
  • (nautical) A cargo vessel, a ship.
  • (nautical) Certain parts of a vessel, particularly the cargo hold or the portion of the ship that is always underwater.
  • (baseball) The second half of an inning, the home team’s turn at bat.
  • (physics) A bottom quark.
  • (often figurative) The lowest part of a container.
  • A ball or skein of thread; a cocoon.
  • The bed of a body of water, as of a river, lake, or sea.
  • An abyss.
  • (obsolete) Power of endurance.
  • (obsolete) Dregs or grounds; lees; sediment.
  • (usually: bottoms or bottomland) Low-lying land near a river with alluvial soil.


  • (lowest part): base
  • (buttocks): buttocks
  • (buttocks, British, euphemistic): sit upon, derriere, 🍑
  • (****): catcher
  • (LGBT): male homosexual


  • (lowest part): top
  • (****): top
  • (LGBT): male homosexual


  • power bottom
  • rock bottom

Related terms

  • bottom out (verb)
  • at bottom
  • bot
  • bottom feeder
  • bottom fishing
  • bottom land
  • bottom line
  • bottoms up
  • top to bottom
  • wind up one’s bottoms


  • barrels with the bottoms knocked out
  • a great ship’s kettle of iron, with the bottom knocked out}}
  • No two chairs were alike; such high backs and low backs and leather bottoms and worsted bottoms.
  • Footers appear at the bottoms of pages.
  • There’s a hole in her pyjama bottoms.
  • lack bottom
  • Where shall we go for a walk? How about Ashcombe Bottom?
  • The horses staled in a small brook that runs in a bottom, betwixt two hills.
  • the bottoms and the high grounds
  • We sail in leaky bottoms and on great and perilous waters; […]
  • My ventures are not in one bottom trusted.
  • Not to sell the teas, but to return them to London in the same bottoms in which they were shipped.
  • In Ireland, where 14.5% of the population are jobless, emigration has climbed steadily since 2008, when Lehman Brothers collapsed and the bottom fell out of the Irish housing market. In the 12 months to April this year, 40,200 Irish passport-holders left, up from 27,700 the previous year, according to the central statistics office. Irish nationals were by far the largest constituent group among emigrants, at almost 53%.
  • the [silk]worms will fasten themselves, and make their bottoms, which in about fourteen days are finished.
  • a horse of a good bottom


  • (transitive) To furnish (something) with a bottom. [from 16th c.]
  • (obsolete) To wind (like a ball of thread etc.). [17th c.]
  • (transitive) To establish or found (something) on or upon. [from 17th c.]
  • (transitive, chiefly in passive) To lie on the bottom of; to underlie, to lie beneath. [from 18th c.]
  • (obsolete, intransitive) To be based or grounded. [17th–19th c.]
  • (mechanics, intransitive) To reach or strike against the bottom of something, so as to impede free action. [from 19th c.]
  • (transitive) To reach the bottom of something.
  • To fall to the lowest point. [from 19th c.]


  • to bottom a chair
  • As you vnwinde her loue from him, / Lest it should rauel and be good to none, / You must prouide to bottome it on me.
  • But an absurd opinion concerning the king’s hereditary right to the crown does not prejudice one that is rational, and bottomed upon solid principles of law and policy.
  • those false and deceiving grounds upon which many bottom their eternal state
  • Moreover, the Supreme Court has held that the President must obey outstanding executive orders, even when bottomed on the Constitution, until they are revoked.
  • My first night in America was spent in a motel with plywood over its windows, its pool bottomed with garbage sacks.
  • Find out upon what foundation any proposition advanced bottoms.
  • Squeaker’s dog sniffed and barked joyfully around them till his licking efforts to bottom a salmon tin sent him careering in a muzzled frenzy, that caused the younger woman’s thick lips to part grinningly till he came too close.
  • The Dow Jones Industrial Average bottomed on September 24, 2001. The CRB Index bottomed on October 24.
  • I’ve never bottomed in my life.


  • The lowest or last place or position.


  • Those files should go on the bottom shelf.