- The definition of an ass is a horse like animal with a small build and long ears such as a donkey.
Eeyore on Winnie the Pooh is an example of an ass.
- An ass is a word used to describe someone that is stupid, foolish or behaving badly, often considered a curse word or swear word.
An example of an ass is a person who is heckling a comedian at a performance.
- An ass is defined as a slang word used to describe a person's buttocks.
An example of an ass is the part of your body that you sit on.
A jackass, ass, or donkey.
- any of a number of horselike perissodactylous mammals (family Equidae) having long ears and a short mane, esp. the common wild ass (Equus asinus) of Africa: donkeys and burros are domesticated asses: in fables the ass is represented as obstinate and stupid
- a stupid or silly person; fool
Origin of assMiddle English asse ; from Old English assa, assen: probably ; from Old Irish assan or Welsh asyn, both ; from Classical Latin asinus
Origin of assvariant, variety of arse
- Any of several hoofed mammals of the genus Equus, resembling and closely related to the horses but having a smaller build and longer ears, and including the domesticated donkey.
- A foolish or stupid person.
Origin of assMiddle English asse, from Old English assa, perhaps a hypocoristic for Old English dialectal (Northumbrian) asal, ultimately (perhaps via a Celtic form akin to Old Irish asal) from Latin asinus; see asinine.
nounpl. ass·es Vulgar Slang
- a. The buttocks.b. The anus.
- Sexual intercourse.
Origin of assMiddle English ars, from Old English ears; see ors- in Indo-European roots.
- (slang, vulgar) Intensifies an adjective
- (slang, vulgar) Converts an adjective into a noun having the meaning of, "one who is [adj.]".