dumbass

noun
dumb·​ass | \ ˈdəm-ˌas How to pronounce dumbass (audio) \
variants: or dumb-ass
plural dumbasses or dumb-asses

Definition of dumbass

informal, vulgar
: a foolish or stupid person : idiot acting like a total dumbass

Other Words from dumbass

dumbass or dumb-ass adjective, informal, vulgar
This is a dumb-ass picture about dumb-ass men. — Anthony Lane

First Known Use of dumbass

1958, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for dumbass

dumb entry 1 + ass entry 3

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27 Jan 2020

Cite this Entry

“Dumbass.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dumbass. Accessed 22 Feb. 2020.

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