arse

[ ahrs ]
/ ɑrs /

noun Slang: Vulgar.

Origin of arse

see origin at ass2
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British Dictionary definitions for arse

arse

US and Canadian ass

/ (ɑːs) /

noun slang

the buttocks
the anus
a stupid person; fool
sexual intercourse
Australian effrontery; cheek
get one's arse into gear to start to do something seriously and quickly
Also called (for senses 2, 3): arsehole (ˈɑːsˌhəʊl), (US and Canadian) asshole

Word Origin for arse

OE

usage

Dating back at least a thousand years, and taboo till around the middle of the 20th century, this venerable ``Anglo-Saxon'' word now seems unlikely to cause offence in all but the most formal contexts. Its acceptability has possibly been helped by such useful verb formations as ``to arse about'' and ``I can't be arsed''
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