See also: fessée, fessé, and fêsse

EnglishEdit

NounEdit

fesse (plural fesses)

  1. Alternative spelling of fess (horizontal band in heraldry)

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle French fesse, from Old French, from Vulgar Latin *fissa, from Latin fissum, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰidtós.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /fɛs/
  • (file)

NounEdit

fesse f (plural fesses)

  1. buttock
    • 1785, Donatien Alphonse François de Sade, Les 120 journées de Sodome, ou l'École du libertinage
      Quant à mon homme, l'œil collé au trou, une main sur mes fesses, l'autre à son vit qu'il agitait peu à peu, il semblait régler son extase sur celle qu'il surprenait.
      As for my man, eyes glued to my hole, one hand on my buttocks, the other on his dick which he stimulated little by little, he seemed to direct his ecstasy on the one he surprised
    • 1857, Charles Baudelaire, "L'imprévu", Les Fleurs du mal.
      Chacun de vous m'a fait un temple dans son cœur; / Vous avez, en secret, baisé ma fesse immonde!
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Derived termsEdit

VerbEdit

fesse

  1. first-person singular present indicative of fesser
  2. third-person singular present indicative of fesser
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of fesser
  4. third-person singular present subjunctive of fesser
  5. second-person singular imperative of fesser

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ItalianEdit

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

fesse

  1. feminine plural of fesso

LatinEdit

AdjectiveEdit

fesse

  1. vocative masculine singular of fessus

Middle FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French, from Vulgar Latin *fissa, from Latin fissum.

NounEdit

fesse f (plural fesses)

  1. buttock