noun Slang: Vulgar.
Origin of arse
Examples from the Web for arse
There is also the Eorse or the Arse, and all these belong vnto saint Columbus abbeie.Chronicles (1 of 6): The Description of Britaine|Raphaell Holinshed
British Dictionary definitions for arse
US and Canadian ass
Word Origin for arse
Word Origin and History for arse
"buttocks," Old English ærs "tail, rump," from Proto-Germanic *arsoz (cf. Old Saxon, Old High German, Old Norse ars, Middle Dutch ærs, German Arsch "buttock"), cognate with Greek orros "tail, rump, base of the spine," Hittite arrash, Armenian or "buttock," Old Irish err "tail." Middle English had arse-winning "money obtained by prostitution" (late 14c.).