Definition of nates in English:

nates

plural noun

Anatomy
  • The buttocks.

    ‘He removed a tumor ‘from the nates of a little girl that would startle the surgeons in this part of the world with all their tact and science.’’
    • ‘He explained that according to Shankara the sutra says the two eyes of Pundarika are like two lotuses which are red like the nates of a monkey.’
    • ‘Alli clutched her nates in her hands even though the slaps were barely stinging.’
    buttocks, behind, backside, bottom, rear, rear end, seat, haunches, cheeks

Pronunciation

nates

/ˈnāˌtēz/ /ˈneɪˌtiz/

Origin

Late 16th century Latin, plural of natis ‘buttock, rump’.