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EnglishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French derrière.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˌdɛɹiˈɛə(ɹ)/

NounEdit

derrière (plural derrières)

  1. (humorous) Bottom, bum, backside.
    • 2011, "Baby you can drive my genes", The Economist, 30 Jul 2011:
      As for high-heels, they hoist the derrière and make the gait more feminine and physically attractive.

TranslationsEdit


FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French, from Vulgar Latin deretro, from Latin de + retro.[1] Cognate with Italian dietro.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /dɛ.ʁjɛʁ/
  • (file)

AdverbEdit

derrière

  1. behind
    Va derrière moi.
    Go behind me.

NounEdit

derrière m (plural derrières)

  1. bottom, bum, backside

PrepositionEdit

derrière

  1. behind

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Picoche, Jacqueline; Jean-Claude Rolland (2009) Dictionnaire étymologique du français (in French), Paris: Dictionnaires Le Robert

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