often vulgar
: strikingly or overwhelmingly tough, aggressive, powerful, or effective

Word History

First Known Use

1970, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of kick-ass was in 1970

Dictionary Entries Near kick-ass

Cite this Entry

“Kick-ass.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/kick-ass. Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

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