Alternative Spellings

tuchus, toches, tuchas, tukhes, tuchis, tokhes


  • buttocks

Example Sentences

  • "She is going to get a spanking on her toches if she doesn't start behaving."
  • "Don't just sit there on your tuchus, help us build the sukkah!"

Languages of Origin

Textual Hebrew, Yiddish


Yiddish תּחת tókhes '(vulgar) buttocks', from Heb תחת tákhat 'under(neath)'

Who Uses This

Jews: Jews of diverse religious backgrounds and organizational involvements
Non-Jews: (words that have spread outside of Jewish networks)


North America


Yiddish and English: A Century of Yiddish in America, by Sol Steinmetz (Tuscaloosa, 1986).
The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001).
The Joys of Hebrew, by Lewis Glinert (New York, 1992).


This word originally stems from Hebrew but is more closely associated with Yiddish discourse.

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