jackass

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noun jack·ass \ˈjak-ˌas\

Definition of jackass

  1. 1 :  donkey; especially :  a male donkey

  2. 2 :  a stupid person :  fool

Examples of jackass in a Sentence

  1. Some jackass spilled his drink on my shoes.

  2. only a jackass would dive into a lake without first checking to see how deep the water is

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First Known Use of jackass

1727

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JACKASS Defined for English Language Learners

jackass

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Definition of jackass for English Language Learners

  • : a male donkey

  • : a stupid person


JACKASS Defined for Kids

jackass

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noun jack·ass \ˈjak-ˌas\

Definition of jackass for Students

  1. :  a donkey and especially a male donkey


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