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ass

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noun \ˈas\

Definition of ass

  1. 1 :  any of several hardy gregarious African or Asian perissodactyl mammals (genus Equus) smaller than the horse and having long ears; especially :  an African mammal (E. asinus) that is the ancestor of the donkey

  2. 2 sometimes vulgar :  a stupid, obstinate, or perverse person <made an ass of himself> —often compounded with a preceding adjective <don't be a smart-ass>



Origin of ass

Middle English, from Old English assa, probably from Old Irish asan, from Latin asinus


First Known Use: before 12th century


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ass

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noun \ˈas\

Definition of ass

  1. 1 a often vulgar :  buttocks —often used in emphatic reference to a specific person <get your ass over here> <saved my ass> b often vulgar :  anus

  2. 2 usually vulgar :  sexual intercourse



Variants of ass

or arse play \ˈas, ˈärs\

Origin of ass

Middle English ars, ers, from Old English ærs, ears; akin to Old High German & Old Norse ars buttocks, Greek orrhos buttocks, oura tail


First Known Use: before 12th century


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ass

adverb

Definition of ass

often vulgar

  1. —used as a postpositive intensive especially with words of derogatory implication <fancy-ass>



Origin of ass

2ass


First Known Use: circa 1920



ASS Defined for Kids

ass

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noun \ˈas\

Definition of ass

  1. 1 :  an animal that looks like but is smaller than the related horse and has shorter hair in the mane and tail and longer ears :  donkey

  2. 2 :  a stupid or stubborn person Hint: This sense of the word is often considered impolite, and you may offend people by using it.




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