from The Century Dictionary.

  • The loins; the crupper; the buttocks.

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  • noun British, dialect buttocks; rump


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  • May the bursting hurdies of your haggis have gushed warm-reekin' rich when you stabbed into them tonight, and may your single malt be at least thirty years old and still non-corporate.

    Peace, order and good government, eh?: January 2010 Archives 2010

  • Here you are back on your haw-kins, from Blasil the Brast to our povotogesus portocall, the furt on the turn of the hurdies, slave to trade, vassal of spices and a dragon-the-market, and be turbot, lurch a stripe, as were you soused methought out of the mackerel.

    Finnegans Wake 2006

  • Bawbie, I never was gledder than when I cam 'cloit doon on my hurdies on the garret flure.

    My Man Sandy J. B. Salmond

  • Meg was at the hurdies o 'them wi' a switch gey quick, an 'sune had Sandy's lum hingin' aside his greatcoat in the lobby.

    My Man Sandy J. B. Salmond

  • Half the folk I met between the arches and the Big Barns were strangers that seemingly never had tartan on their hurdies, but settled down with a firm foot in the place, I could see by the bold look of them as I passed on the plain-stanes of the street A queer town this on the edge of Loch Finne, and far in the

    John Splendid The Tale of a Poor Gentleman, and the Little Wars of Lorn Neil Munro

  • With a red-hot prong at his hurdies to prog him on,

    Krindlesyke Wilfrid Wilson Gibson 1920

  • So row't his hurdies in a hammock, [rolled, buttocks]

    Robert Burns How To Know Him William Allan Neilson 1907

  • And there was I cocking behind a yadvocate that liked the business as little as myself, for it was fair ruin to the pair of us-a black mark, DISAFFECTED, branded on our hurdies, like folk's names upon their kye!

    David Balfour, a sequel to Kidnapped. 1893

  • "Gin Roy disna keep Kennedy's liftit beasts in the hollow whaur they should be, he needna blame me gin some o 'them gets a shot intil their hurdies."

    Bog-Myrtle and Peat Tales Chiefly of Galloway Gathered from the Years 1889 to 1895 1887

  • Yet, as soon as I went about my master's affairs, as needs I must, I would be known and taken; and, as we say in our country proverb, "my craig would ken the weight of my hurdies."

    A Monk of Fife Andrew Lang 1878


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  • ...he with his dancing light behind her hurdies and calves and mobile shoulders and streaming hair...

    - Nabokov, Ada, or Ardor.

    May 17, 2008