From Ancient Greek κάλλος (kállos, “beauty”) + πυγή (pugḗ, “buttocks”) + -ous
- (UK) IPA(key): /kalɪˈpɪdʒəs/, /kalɪˈpʌɪɡəs/
- (US) IPA(key): /ˌkæl.ɪˈpɪ.dʒəs/, /kæləˈpaɪɡəs/
callipygous (comparative more callipygous, superlative most callipygous)
- Having shapely, beautiful buttocks.
1928, Aldous Huxley, chapter VII, in Point Counter Point, page 88:
One does not fall very desperately in love with a loud speaker, however pretty, however firmly plump (for Philip's tastes were rather old-fashioned), however attractively callipygous.
1961, Joseph Heller, Catch-22:
He enjoyed Nurse Sue Ann Duckett’s long white legs and supple, callipygous ass; he often neglected to remember that she was quite slim and fragile from the waist up and hurt her unintentionally in moments of passion when he hugged her too roughly.
- 1976, Samuel R. Delany, Triton, Bantam Books, →ISBN, page 105:
- The other hand came up and together they described a near callipygous shape.