momkat asked in Society & CultureLanguages · 1 decade ago

How is the slang for buttocks that sounds like "too-kus" or "tuck -us) spelled. My elderly aunt used it.

This is not a nasty word. I heard it recently on a TV program in the sense that the person in the way should "move your (too-kus)''

11 Answers

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
    Best Answer

    Where does the word "tuckus" originate? (I'm not sure about the spelling, but I mean "tuckus" as in 'He has a nice tuckus.')

    A: The This is one of those words that comes to us from the Yiddish language. Like in your example, it means butt or bottom. As for spelling, I find several in different sources, including tuckus, tuchas, tuches, tokhes, tochus, tuchis, and toches. Tokhes seems to be the most common in Yiddish sources, with tuckus seemingly more frequent in goyim references.

  • I have most commonly seen it spelled as "tuckus" or "tuccus" though since it is slang and a spoken colloquialism, there is no set convention on how it should be spelled.

  • abrar
    Lv 4
    3 years ago

    Tuchus Definition

  • 4 years ago

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    As contrarians, you insist on violating the i before e except after c rule. bastards. ;-) Theist is generally spelled corectly because t's atheists who use it. Most theists use the actual flavor of theism to describe themselves, IE, Christian or Muslim. Most atheists get the etymology of the word and can therefore spell it correctly.

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  • 1 decade ago

    If you're gonna use it, use it correctly ...

    A butt is a butt ... but a tuchus is a nice one, exclusively applied to the female gender.

    i.e., "she's got a really nice a*ss" ... "mmm, look at that tuchus".

  • 1 decade ago

    I think it is spelled "tuches" and it means "behind" in Jiddisch.

  • 1 decade ago

    I'd spell it Tukus.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I'm not sure how it is spelled, but it is a Yiddish word.

  • 3 years ago

    Slang For Butt

  • 1 decade ago

    tuchus, check link for jewis glossary.


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