variants or less commonly A-hole
plural a-holes also A-holes
used as a euphemism for asshole
an arrogant a-hole
Don't expect to be welcomed back if you act like an A-hole.Kristin Collins Jackson
"… I don't want to seem like an a-hole, but if you're not on my team, I'm not going to talk to you."Patrick Beverley, quoted in Sports Illustrated
an a-hole boss/attitude

Word History

First Known Use

1942, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of a-hole was in 1942

Dictionary Entries Near a-hole

Cite this Entry

“A-hole.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Dec. 2023.

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