Definition of nates in English:


Pronunciation /ˈnātēz/ /ˈneɪtiz/

plural noun

  • 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


Late 17th century Latin, plural of natis ‘buttock, rump’.