verb, intrans., UK. To bother or make an effort, esp. in the negative.
"I was supposed to hand in an essay by tuesday, but I couldn't be arsed to write it".
by R. Clayton Jr November 29, 2005
Is similar to Arsenal as they are both full of shit!
Person1: "Whats that smell??"
Person2: "Oh thats just arsenal"
by manutdfan4life March 22, 2005
Arse
Arse refers to the buttocks or in the case of arsehole, the anus, in British English.

In most contexts it is the equivalent to Ass in American English, but is not a direct replacement.

Arse is a four letter anglo saxon word. It is earthy, profound and very functional both as a term for parts of the body and as a term of abuse.
In Countries that speak British English it is considered a little less profound and offensive that 'certain other' well-known four letter words, but still wouldn't be used in polite company.

In American English speaking countries ‘arse’ is sometimes used as a more polite or less offensive version of ass.

In British English ass has been used until recently only to refer to a wild donkey.

Because a wild donkey is stupid and stubborn, ass is used in British English speaking countries as a term of abuse too, but the meaning is subtly different to arse.

Hence ‘stubborn ass’, as in ‘stubborn as a mule’. Similarly: stupid ass and silly ass,

"Don't be such an ass"! Is different in meaning to "Don't be such an arse"! In British English.

The sentence "I hate that arse, he is such a stubborn ass" makes sense in British English. It makes no sense in American English.

Sometimes people who speak British English use the word 'ass' to refer to the buttocks, too. This is a recent development either because they think it is cool to use America slang (too much television, maybe) or they do not wish to swear, in which case 'ass' is considered a soft alternative, considered suitable by some for children or old ladies.

Arse is more versatile than ass, being the root for such words as 'arsey', 'arseing' and 'arsed'.

Arsey: To be rude or unco-operative.
Arseing: As in 'Arseing around', to fool around or be silly.
Arsed: To take the trouble to do something, as in "I can't be arsed to do that"
Examples:

"Get off your fat arse you lazy ass"

"Stop arseing around"

"If you weren't such a stubborn ass you would have got some cream for your sore arse"

"You just shot that ass in the arse!"

"I say arse because I speak British English, not because I'm frightened of swearing, you silly ass!"

"You lazy ass, you just can't be arsed, can you?", "Don't you get arsey with me!", "Well, stop arseing around, then!"
by SAHBfan on Dec 17, 2008

by SAHBfan December 22, 2008
English variant of "ass"
Get your arse off my pillow. I don't want to smell your butt when I sleep.
by Bungalow Bill January 30, 2002
1. Posterior
2. Displeasure
1. Get off your lazy arse.
2. E.g. (drops toast butter side up) "Arse!"
by bonzo February 09, 2004
British equivalent of "ass" (buttocks).
Why is a duck's arse so tight? To keep the water out.
by Anglophile June 26, 2005
Gaelic in origins.

Is the origin of the word 'ass', after the language was grunt-futtocked by dissident colonists (Americans).

Arse used in UK, Australia and New Zealand. Means 'the backside'.

One of father jack's prophecies
Drink! Feck! Arse! Girls!

Australians wouldn't be so bad if they got off their arses and did something.
by Milo Merchant September 24, 2004
Used as an exclaimation when something bad happens. Used in the same context as crap.
Arses, mysterious chicken stole all of our pie!
by SkuM001 November 27, 2003

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