— a. A donkey, a jackass.
— b. The posterior of a person or animal, particularly the buttocks.
2. A despicable person, an asshole.
— a. More specific, a stubborn or uncooperative person.
— b. More specific, an embarrassing person, one who has made a scene through clumsy, boorish, or stupid behavior, a jackass.
3. Used in lieu of pronouns, e.g. 'your ass' instead of 'you'; not usu. meant literally.
4. suffix to an adjective
— a. emphasizes the adjective, i.e. bigass
— b. n. a person who exhibits a given quality
5. Sex (see also booty)
— a. The anus and rectum, the asshole.
— b. Sexual activity, esp. coitus with a female.
1b. "Why are you looking at pictures of a horse's ass?"
2./2a. "Why are you being such an ass about it?"
2b. "You're just making an ass of yourself now."
3. "Just get his ass to the club, he'll get some."
4a. "They pick up this bigass log, right, like they' helpin' somebody hop a fence and they try to flip that shit end over end. It's crazy."
4b. "He's not just a dumbass, he's a fatass, too."
5a. "You dumped a girl who was willing to lick your ass?"
5b. "With this ride, I'm bound to get some ass tonight."
You can cover an ass.
You can laugh an ass off.
You can kick ass.
You can kiss ass.
You can bust ass.
And you can get a piece of ass.
And everybody has one.
To be compared to a donkey:- ignorant and stupid, an insult.
"You stupid ass!"
A popular but childish corruption of the word:- arse which came about by the popularization of malapropisms and poor diction in uneducated American media commentary and colloquial speech normally associated with thugs, gangsters and lower working class. (TV interviews of simple folk.) C1950s
Children will mispronounce words and confuse them unless corrected by adults. If the adults know no better ( foreign language use) then the word is accepted into the adult language without challenge and becomes an indicator word for ignorance. ( A lack of knowledge).
Moreover, ass is a product of censorship in America to avoid the use of the word "arse" on TV. 'Ass' was used in its place to circumvent the censor C1950s. (It was ok to call someone an 'ass' but not an 'arse') Americans still use the word to replace arse but are confused as to its origin and meaning.
The confusion of ass / arse, continues from the lack of phonics taught in American infants classes and the continuing lack of eloquence in the media and some of the adult population.
The words are not the same nor do they sound the same, nor do they have a similar derivation.
When ass is used in place of arse, it acts as an education and class indicator and deflects the listener to ridicule the intellect or background of the speaker, in most cases silently.The intended insult, "you ass hole", or description is lost unless, of course it is used on someone from the same background who is equally ignorant.
"The ass was in the stable with Jesus."
'The law is an ass'
Not to be confused with Arse from the Greek:-orrhos
Ass comes from Latin:- asinus
Dude 2: Yeah, he told me not to say anything he went to the doctor and they diagnosed him with A.S.S.(ass)
Dude 1: Really I thought he was just a lazy smelly bastard
Person1: I grabbed her ass.
Person2: If only she was carrying a baseball bat.
2. Dumb person. Very overused and not really for alot of good reasons. Also used as asshat, smartass, dumbass ect,.
Person2: Good morning Person1 :)
Person1: Stop being such an ass.
Person2: Wtf did I do? o_o'
3. Donkey or mule.
Person1: I rode an ass up a mountain.
Person2: I don't want to know o_o'