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Today’s English word of the day is: callipygian. Keep reading to learn the meaning of ‘callipygian’, hear the pronunciation, and read two examples of the vocabulary in use.


Quick note: Unlike my other ESL words of the day, this word is not known or used by most native speakers. I’ve decided to highlight it as a word of the day because I think it’s amusing, and it’s always fun to learn a few esoteric words. In other words, this post is for you, word nerds!





callipygian: (rare) having beautifully shaped buttocks


American English Pronunciation: /ˌkalɪˈpɪdʒɪən/



🤓: Honey, why do you love me?


😜: Sweetheart, you are a callipygian bookworm with a mind like a razor and a derrière like a giant peach. What’s not to love?!




😄: My first boyfriend wasn’t the nicest guy, but he was a callipygian Adonis with a rear end you could bounce a quarter off of.

😍: Oh, I remember him well! He was a royal jerk, but he was wonderful to look at!



Curious about where the word ‘callipygian’ came from? It came from a statue! Read about the Venus Callipyge here.


And just for fun… I dare you not to laugh as this callipygian canine shakes his booty!


Not sure how you’re going to remember this advanced English word? Here are my top 10 tips for how to remember hard vocabulary words! 👊🙂


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Definition source: Wiktionary.

Come back on Monday for another advanced English word of the day! My schedule is:

MONDAY: noun
WEDNESDAY: adjective
THURSDAY: slang, idiom, or phrasal verb
FRIDAY: academic, literary, or otherwise “big” vocabulary


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