• n. 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
      • Great Britain
      • South Africa
      • Australia / New Zealand


      • 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).

      Alternative Spellings

      tuchus, toches, tuchas, tukhes, tuchis, tokhes


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

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