half–assed

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adjective \ˈhaf-ˈast, ˈhäf-ˈäst\

Definition of half–assed

  1. 1 slang, often vulgar :  lacking significance, adequacy, or completeness

  2. 2 slang, often vulgar :  lacking intelligence, character, or effectiveness

half–assed

adverb, slang, often vulgar

Circa 1932

First Known Use of half–assed

circa 1932


HALF–ASSED Defined for English Language Learners

half-assed

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Definition of half–assed for English Language Learners

  • : poorly done or planned

  • : stupid or foolish


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