Friday, August 27, 2010

Today's Word: callipygian

callipygian: Having shapely buttocks; bootylicious. e.g.,

Viveca A. Fox
It seems rather strange that such a word exists (and I hope that isn't because of my own ignorance). With the exception of the face and the breast area (which can be described as busty, buxom, curvaceous, etc.), what other body parts have their own, single-word descriptors like this? Is there a word for "having strong hands"? For "having sharp shoulder blades"? For "having a deliciously kissable neck" [there oughta be!]?

Maybe I'm wrong. Maybe there are dictionary-worthy words describing different parts of one's body, and there's just a hole in my vocabulary. I trust my readers to set me right.