Ass meaning

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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.

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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.

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A foolish or stupid person.
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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.
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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.

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A foolish or stupid person.
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A stupid or silly person; fool.
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(slang) Added to adjectives as an intensifier.

A big-ass pickup truck.

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Used in combination with adjectives as an intensive.

I don't want to play your dumb-ass game. That is one crazy-ass idea.

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(AS a Service) See XaaS.
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(slang, vulgar) Converts an adjective into a noun having the meaning of, "one who is [adj.]".
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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.
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Sexual intercourse.
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(slang) The buttocks or anus.
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(slang, vulgar) Intensifies an adjective.
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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.
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have (one's) head up (one's) ass
  • To behave in an ignorant or foolish manner.
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

Origin of ass

  • Middle 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 asinine

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Middle 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 asinine

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Middle English ars from Old English ears ors- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition