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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ Photo two is an example of a horse which has unusually high tushes.
▪ The tushes that mares have are usually much smaller.
▪ Then that big white tush was ambling towards me.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Tush \Tush\, n. [OE. tusch, AS. tusc; akin to OFries. tusk, tusch, and probably to AS. t[=o][eth] tooth. See Tooth, and cf. Tusk.] A long, pointed tooth; a tusk; -- applied especially to certain teeth of horses.


Tush \Tush\, interj. 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).

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

"backside, buttocks," 1962, an abbreviation of tochus (1914), from Yiddish tokhes, from Hebrew tahat "beneath."


mid-15c.; see tut. Related: Tushery.


Etymology 1 n. 1 (context now dialectal English) A tusk. 2 A small tusk sometimes found on the female Indian elephant. Etymology 2

n. (context US colloquial English) The buttocks Etymology 3

interj. (non-gloss definition: An exclamation of contempt or rebuke). n. (context British colloquial English) nonsense; tosh. Etymology 4

vb. (context transitive English) To pull or drag a heavy object such as a tree or log. Etymology 5

n. (context UK obsolete slang English) (altform tosheroon English)


n. the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on; "he deserves a good kick in the butt"; "are you going to sit on your fanny and do nothing?" [syn: buttocks, nates, arse, butt, backside, bum, buns, can, fundament, hindquarters, hind end, keister, posterior, prat, rear, rear end, rump, stern, seat, tail, tail end, tooshie, bottom, behind, derriere, fanny, ass]


Tush may refer to:

  • subgroup of Georgians Tushs or Tushetians
  • A slang term for the buttocks
  • Any of the canine teeth, of a horse
  • Tush, the Bats language of the Bats people, who live in Tusheti
  • "Tush" (ZZ Top song), a 1975 song by ZZ Top from their album Fandango!
  • "Tush" (Ghostface Killah song), a 2004 song by Ghostface Killah from his album The Pretty Toney Album
  • Tush (band), a band that at one time featured Def Leppard guitarist Phil Collen
  • T.U.S.H., a 1970s Belgian rock band featuring Dany Lademacher and Walter de Paduwa
  • Tush (TV series), a 1980s variety show with Bill Tush
Tush (band)

TUSH were an English rock band from London active during the mid-1970s, and at one time featured Def Leppard and Man Raze guitarist Phil Collen.

Formed in 1975 by George Junor (guitar and vocals), Mickey Tickton (bass and vocals) and Bob White (drums) under the name "Satisfaction", the band soon changed their name to "TUSH", inspired by the ZZ Top song. The band then recruited second guitarist Tony Miles to help provide a fuller and more contemporary sound.

The band dissolved when George decided to return to his native Scotland for family reasons in late 1977. Mickey Tickton promptly reformed the band with new members, although maintaining the name "TUSH". Phil Collen, a guitarist in the punk rock band Lucy, had been a fan of the old band and approached Mickey about joining when he heard about his plans. The new line up consisted of Tickton and Collen with John Newman (vocals) and Fred Ball (drums).

TUSH reformed briefly for a few London gigs in early 1978 with original members Mickey Tickton and Tony Miles combining forces with Phil Collen and Fred Ball.

TUSH played a mixture of rock covers and original songs, mainly written by George, Mickey and Tony.

Very little recorded material of TUSH remains except for some rough demo tracks recorded by the original line-up in 1976. The original songs on the tape are: "Home", "Sweet Texas Baby", "So Long" and "She's Gone".

Phil Collen and Fred Ball (later the vocalist for XFX) later played together in the band Dumb Blondes, managed by ex-boxer Victor Andretti, the former TUSH manager.

Tush (ZZ Top song)

"Tush" is a song by American blues rock band ZZ Top and was the only single from their fourth album Fandango!. The song was named the 67th best hard rock song of all time by VH1.

Tush (Ghostface Killah song)

"Tush", censored as the alternate title "Push", is the first single by Ghostface Killah off the album The Pretty Toney Album and features vocals by Missy Elliott. The song samples "Naked Truth" by The Best of Both Worlds.

Tush (TV series)

Tush (also known as The Bill Tush Show) is an American late-night television sketch comedy and variety show developed for Bill Tush and directed by R. T. Williams. The show premiered on Atlanta superstation WTBS in the United States. A number of the stars including Jan Hooks, Terry Turner, Bonnie Turner went on to work for Saturday Night Live. The regular cast was Larry Larson, Ron Kirk, Iris Little-Roberts (now Little-Thomas), Eddie Lee, Allison Biggers, Rob Cleveland, Bob Gillies, Ted Henning, Yetta Levitt.

Usage examples of "tush".

Puss and I went over, I tried once again to reach Tush Bannon at his Boatel by phone.

But before Puss and I went over, I tried once again to reach Tush Bannon at his Boatel by phone.

Every time Little Miss Muffet sits her tush down on a tuffet, something happens to it.

Tush, man, better give the army to be made merchandise of by Venetian skippers and Lombardy pedlars, than trust it to the Grand Master of St.

And one of them being of more courage, and of greater stature than the rest, spake unto his fellows and sayd, Tush you are but boyes, take mens hearts unto you, and let us enter into every part of the house, and such as we find asleep let us kill, and so by that meanes we shall escape without danger.

The head was less anthropoid: a black ruff on top, slit-pupiled green eyes, round mobile ears, flat nose that looked feline even to the cilia around it, full-lipped mouth with protruding tushes at the corners, and jaw that tapered down to aV.

Zastros' elephants, averaged between twenty-two and twenty-six hands at the withers, not all of them had tushes, and those that did seldom used the three to four-foot protuberances in fighting, rather lifting men and hurling them to earth with their serpentine noses or trampling them.

Gath had only ever met six gnomes in his life, the royal ratcatchers in Krasnegar: Pish, Tush, Heug, Phewf, and their two tiny babies, who could lie on his hands.

The person called Hank had once escaped with his life only by means of a tin of milk which had caught on the sabrelike tushes of the animal pursuing him, thus rendering him harmless and easy of capture.

It appears that the beast has tushes similar in shape to tin openers with which it deftly bites into any tins of milk that may be thrown at it.

But the crowd pushed and brushed and tushed against her so much that Alice was eventually squashed up against a stone statue in the centre of Albert Square.