asshole

[ as-hohl ]
/ ˈæsˌhoʊl /

noun Vulgar.

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

adjective

Slang. stupid, mean, or contemptible.

Nearby words

  1. asset-stripping,
  2. assets,
  3. asseverate,
  4. asseveration,
  5. assez,
  6. asshur,
  7. assibilate,
  8. assidean,
  9. assideans,
  10. assiduity

Origin of asshole

1350–1400; Middle English arshole anus; see ass2, hole

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British Dictionary definitions for asshole

asshole

/ (ˈæsˌhəʊl) /

noun

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

asshole

n.

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

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