arsed

adjective
\ ˈärst \

Definition of arsed 

British slang, vulgar

: concerned, bothered The downside is loss of anonymity, but I’m not arsed about that. —Polly Vernon, Observer (London), 4 Apr. 2010 She'd already written his name and address down for the story and couldn't be arsed [=couldn't be bothered, was too lazy] to try and find another witness. —Denise Mina, The Dead Hour, 2006

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History and Etymology for arsed

arse, verbal derivative of arse ass entry 4 + -ed entry 1

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