Word of the Week – CALLIPYGIAN

Callipygian [pron. kalɪˈpɪdʒɪən]

This is a rarely used adjective which originates from the late 18th century meaning having well-shaped buttocks.  It is derived from Greek kallipūgos (used to describe a famous statue of Venus), from kallos beauty + pūgē buttocks, + -ian.

How to use it in a sentence:

‘I’m in search of a callipygian woman.’

‘The callipygian figure of Michelangelo’s David never failed to inspire me.’

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