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noun Vulgar.
  1. anus.
  2. Slang.
    1. a stupid, mean, or contemptible person.
    2. the worst part of a place or thing.
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  1. Slang. stupid, mean, or contemptible.
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Origin of asshole

1350–1400; Middle English arshole anus; see ass2, hole
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Related Words for asshole

jackass, bastard, prick, ass, motherfucker, shit, pilgarlic, idiot, jerk, prig, schmuck

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British Dictionary definitions for asshole


  1. US and Canadian slang, derogatory the arseholeSee arse
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Word Origin and History for asshole


variant of arsehole (also see ass (n.2)). Meaning "contemptible person," mid-1930s.

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