jackass

[ jak-as ]
/ ˈdʒækˌæs /

noun

a male donkey.
a contemptibly foolish or stupid person; dolt; blockhead; ass.

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Origin of jackass

First recorded in 1720–30; jack1 + ass1

OTHER WORDS FROM jackass

jack·ass·er·y, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for jackass

jackass
/ (ˈdʒækˌæs) /

noun

a male donkey
a stupid person; fool
laughing jackass another name for kookaburra

Word Origin for jackass

C18: from jack 1 (male) + ass 1
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