half-assed

adjective
\ ˈhaf-ˈast How to pronounce half-assed (audio) , ˈhäf-ˈäst\

Definition of half-assed

1 slang, often vulgar : lacking significance, adequacy, or completeness
2 slang, often vulgar : lacking intelligence, character, or effectiveness

Other Words from half-assed

half-assed adverb, slang, often vulgar

First Known Use of half-assed

circa 1932, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about half-assed

Statistics for half-assed

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for half-assed

The first known use of half-assed was circa 1932

See more words from the same year

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for half-assed

half-assed

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of half-assed

informal + impolite
: poorly done or planned
: stupid or foolish

WORD OF THE DAY

to form ideas or theories about something

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Farm Idioms Quiz

  • cow coming home
  • What does 'poke' refer to in the expression 'pig in a poke'?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Bee Cubed

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!