[ as-hohl ]
/ ˈæsˌhoʊl /

noun Vulgar.

  1. a stupid, mean, or contemptible person.
  2. the worst part of a place or thing.


Slang. stupid, mean, or contemptible.


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Origin of asshole

1350–1400; Middle English arshole anus; see ass2, hole Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for asshole

/ (ˈæsˌhəʊl) /


US and Canadian slang, derogatory the arseholeSee arse
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