ass over teakettle


: in or as if in a somersault : head over heels
Making people laugh is not an easy chore. Oh, you can slip on an oil spill, fall ass over teakettle, and garner a few guffaws, …Will Manley, Booklist, August 2009

Word History

First Known Use

1937, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of ass over teakettle was in 1937

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“Ass over teakettle.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Dec. 2023.

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