Expressing disapproval, impatience, or dismissal.
- ‘tush, these are trifles and mere old wives' tales’
Natural utterance: first recorded in late Middle English.
1A long pointed tooth, in particular a canine tooth of a male horse.fang, denticulation
- 1.1A stunted tusk of some Indian elephants.
Old English tusc (see tusk).
nouninformal mainly North American
A person's buttocks.
buttocks, behind, backside, bottom, rear, rear end, seat, haunches, cheeks
- ‘office chairs are too often tough on the tush’
1960s (as tushy): from Yiddish tokhes, from Hebrew taḥaṯ ‘beneath’.