- ass·like, adjective
Other definitions for ass (2 of 4)
- Also Chiefly British Slang: Vulgar, arse .
Other definitions for -ass (3 of 4)
a combining form of ass in the sense of “stupid person“ or “the buttocks,“ used in vulgar slang words as an intensifier or with disparaging intent: big-ass; stupid-ass.
Other definitions for ass. (4 of 4)
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How to use ass in a sentence
Even “Torres-Ossoff” — used in perhaps 100 entries by dozens of entrants to mean “tore his ass off” — proved confusing for a Spanish-speaking friend who read “Torres” in the authentic Spanish with rolled R’s.
We forego beach vacations for ski passes, set ungodly alarm times, pull warm children from their covers, fight traffic for hours, schlep gear wearing painful boots, and freeze our asses off all day.
Putting these glasses on and taking them off is a pain in the ass.
A true bull would see his ass head and think, I can work with this.The cloud of impeachment hangs over the markets—even Bitcoin is sinking | Bernhard Warner | January 11, 2021 | Fortune
Your rich ass spends all day thinking up new ways to lick the boots of a demigod while your organization withers.
ass-kicking, bad guy-killing Carter is just a future spinster.
So just looking forward to taking our sweet ass time with this next one.Deer Tick's John McCauley on Ten Years in Rock and Roll | James Joiner | January 2, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
The revelation that, at age 42, Ben Affleck has one hell of an ass.Year of the Butt: How the Booty Changed the World in 2014 | Kevin Fallon | December 30, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
“The entertainers still entertain—and the people still have to get an ass-kicking to go out and vote,” Cosby said.When Bill Cosby N-Bombed the Congressional Black Caucus | Asawin Suebsaeng | December 2, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Inside, sat at a man on all fours, one high-heeled shoe in his mouth, the other protruding from his ass.
The ox knoweth his owner, and the ass his master's crib: but Israel hath not known me, and my people hath not understood.
And thy oxen, and the ass colts that till the ground, shall eat mingled provender as it was winnowed in the floor.
Blessed are ye that sow upon all waters, sending thither the foot of the ox and the ass.
Think of Samson, who slew a thousand Philistines with the jawbone of an ass!A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 1 (of 10) | Franois-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)
For they are gone up to Assyria, a wild ass alone by himself: Ephraim hath given gifts to his lovers.
British Dictionary definitions for ass (1 of 2)
either of two perissodactyl mammals of the horse family (Equidae), Equus asinus (African wild ass) or E. hemionus (Asiatic wild ass). They are hardy and sure-footed, having longer ears than the horse: Related adjective: asinine
(not in technical use) the domesticated variety of the African wild ass; donkey
a foolish or ridiculously pompous person
not within an ass's roar of Irish informal not close to obtaining, winning, etc: she wasn't within an ass's roar of it
British Dictionary definitions for ass (2 of 2)
mainly US and Canadian slang the buttocks
mainly US and Canadian slang the anus
mainly US and Canadian offensive, slang sexual intercourse or a woman considered sexually (esp in the phrase piece of ass)
cover one's ass slang, mainly US and Canadian to take such action as one considers necessary to avoid censure, ridicule, etc at a later time
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Other Idioms and Phrases with ass
In addition to the idiom beginning with ass
- ass in a sling, have one's
- break one's ass
- chew out (one's ass off)
- cover one's ass
- drag one's ass
- kick ass
- kick in the pants (ass)
- kiss ass
- make a fool (an ass) of
- pain in the ass
- stick it (up one's ass)
- you bet your ass
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