Definify.com

Webster 1913 Edition


Tush

Tush

(tŭsh)
,
int
erj.
An exclamation indicating check, rebuke, or contempt;
as,
tush
,
tush
! do not speak of it
.
Tush
, say they, how should God perceive it?
Bk. of Com. Prayer (Ps. lxxiii. 11).

Tush

,
Noun.
[OE.
tusch
, AS.
tusc
; akin to OFries.
tusk
,
tusch
, and probably to AS.
tōð
tooth. See
Tooth
, and cf.
Tusk
.]
A long, pointed tooth; a tusk; – applied especially to certain teeth of horses.

Webster 1828 Edition


Tush

TUSH

, an exclamation, indicating check, rebuke or contempt. Tush, tush, never tell me such a story as that.

TUSH

,
Noun.
A tooth.

Definition 2022


tush

tush

English

Pronunciation

  • enPR: tŭsh, IPA(key): /tʌʃ/
  • Rhymes: -ʌʃ

Noun

tush (plural tushes)

  1. (now dialectal) A tusk.
    • 1818, John Keats, "To J. H. Reynolds, Esq.":
      Perhaps one or two whose lives have patient wings, / And through whose curtains peeps no hellish nose, / No wild-boar tushes, and no mermaid's toes [...].
    • [] he was still a majestic-looking pig, with a wise and benevolent appearance in spite of the fact that his tushes had never been cut.
  2. A small tusk sometimes found on the female Indian elephant.

Etymology 2

Short for toches, from Yiddish תחת (tokhes), from Hebrew תַּחַת (bottom). Since 1914.

Pronunciation

  • enPR: to͝osh, IPA(key): /tʊʃ/
  • Rhymes: -ʊʃ

Noun

tush (plural tushes)

  1. (US, colloquial) The buttocks
    • 1998, Adam Sandler as Robbie Hart, The Wedding Singer, written by Tim Herlihy:
      Are you gonna tell Glenn?...About you and that kid, and him squeezing your tush.
Derived terms
Translations

Etymology 3

A "natural utterance" (OED), attested since the 15th century

Pronunciation

  • enPR: tŭsh, IPA(key): /tʌʃ/
  • Rhymes: -ʌʃ

Interjection

tush

  1. An exclamation of contempt or rebuke.
    • 1920, Herman Cyril McNeile, Bulldog Drummond Chapter 1
      He glanced through the letter and shook his head. "Tush! tush! And the wife of the bank manager too—the bank manager of Pudlington, James! Can you conceive of anything so dreadful? But I'm afraid Mrs. Bank Manager is a puss—a distinct puss. It's when they get on the soul-mate stunt that the furniture begins to fly."

Noun

tush (uncountable)

  1. (Britain, colloquial) Nonsense; tosh.

Etymology 4

Of unknown origin, attested since 1841.

Pronunciation

  • enPR: to͝osh, tŭsh, IPA(key): /tʊʃ/, /tʌʃ/
  • Rhymes: -ʊʃ, -ʌʃ

Verb

tush (third-person singular simple present tushes, present participle tushing, simple past and past participle tushed)

  1. (transitive) To pull or drag a heavy object such as a tree or log.

Etymology 5

From British slang tusheroon

Noun

tush (plural tushes)

  1. (Britain, obsolete slang) Alternative form of tosheroon

Anagrams


Uzbek

Noun

tush (plural tushlar)

  1. dream