curple /KƏR-pəl/. noun. The rump; the buttocks. Particularly an equine’s hind-quarters, AKA a horse’s ass. A corruption of crupper, which could refer to either the rump of a horse or a strap that passed under the tail to secure a saddle. From the French croupière, from medieval Latin and Italian groppa.
“I’m afraid that John Durie has cracked his curple, at least his mouth is closed.” (James Carmichael)
“I’d be mair vauntie o’ my hap,
Douce hingin owre my curple,
Than ony ermine ever lap,
Or proud imperial purple.”
Select Synonyms: buttocks, crupper.