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a combining form of ass in the sense of ‘stupid person’ or ‘the buttocks’, used in slang words as an intensifier or with disparaging intent: big-ass; stupid-ass. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Word Origin and History for bigass

also big-ass, big-assed, by 1945, U.S. military slang, from big + ass (2).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for bigass



  1. Pretentiously large: Abraham opened the door of his bigass Cadillac
  2. Pretentious; self-important: his goddam big-ass face

[1940s+ fr black and WWII armed forces; in these and other senses -ass and -assed are used virtually as intensifiers; they may be suffixed to nearly any adjective]



  1. used to form adjectives
  2. Having buttocks of the specified sort: big-ass/ fatassed
  3. used to form adjectives and nouns 2 Having a specified character or nature to a high degree: badass/ wildassed/ silly-ass
The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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