Keester



[kee-ster] /ˈki stər/

noun, Slang.
1.
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[kee-ster] /ˈki stər/
noun, Slang.
1.
the buttocks; rump.
/ˈkiːstə/
noun (slang, mainly US)
1.
the rump; buttocks
2.
a suitcase, trunk, or box
n.

“buttocks,” 1931, perhaps transferred from underworld meaning “safe, strongbox” (1914), earlier “a burglar’s toolkit that can be locked” (1881); probably from British dialect kist (northern form of chest) or its German cognate Kiste “chest, box.” The connection may be via pickpocket slang sense of “rear trouser pocket” (1930s).

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