ass


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asses
1) N-COUNT An ass is an animal which is related to a horse but which is smaller and has long ears.
2) N-COUNT (disapproval) If you describe someone as an ass, you think that they are silly or do silly things. [INFORMAL]

He was generally disliked and regarded as a pompous ass.

3) N-COUNT Your ass is your bottom. [AM, INFORMAL, VERY RUDE]
(in BRIT, use , bum)
4) PHRASE: V inflects To kick ass or to kick someone's ass means to show them that you are angry with them, either by telling them or by using physical force. [AM, INFORMAL, RUDE]

They've really been kicking ass lately - busting places up, harassing everybody...

He damn well better not try it now or he will damn well get his ass kicked.

5) PHRASE: V inflects (feelings) Saying that someone can kiss your ass is a very rude way of expressing anger or disagreement. [AM, INFORMAL, VERY RUDE]
6) PHRASE: V and N inflect (disapproval) If you say that someone makes an ass of themselves, you mean they behave in a way that you think is very silly. [INFORMAL]

I find no pleasure in seeing people make asses of themselves.

7) a pain in the asssee pain

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  • ass — S2 [æs] n [Sense: 1; Origin: Old English assa, from Latin asinus] [Sense: 2; Date: 1800 1900; Origin: Changed spelling of arse (11 21 centuries), from Old English Ars, ears] 1.) not polite a stupid, annoying person = ↑ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • ASS — steht für: Ass (Spielkarte), eine Spielkarte Ass (Sport), einen nicht parierten Aufschlag bei einigen Ballsportarten wie Tennis, Volleyball oder Faustball das sogenannte Flieger Ass, einen erfolgreichen Jagdflugzeugpiloten Hole in one, das… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • ass — [ æs ] noun ▸ 1 part of body you sit on ▸ 2 stupid/annoying person ▸ 3 animal like a horse ▸ 4 for emphasizing orders ▸ 5 sexual activity ▸ + PHRASES 1. ) count IMPOLITE the part of your body that you sit on. British usually arse 2. ) count a… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Ass — steht für: Ass (Spielkarte), eine Spielkarte einen nicht parierten Aufschlag bei einigen Ballsportarten wie Tennis, Volleyball oder Faustball das sogenannte Fliegerass, einen „erfolgreichen“ Jagdflugzeugpiloten Hole in one, das Spielen einer… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Ass — Ass, n. [OE. asse, AS. assa; akin to Icel. asni, W. asen, asyn, L. asinus, dim. aselus, Gr. ?; also to AS. esol, OHG. esil, G. esel, Goth. asilus, Dan. [ae]sel, Lith. asilas, Bohem. osel, Pol. osiel. The word is prob. of Semitic origin; cf. Heb.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ass — may refer to: *Ass (animal) or donkey ** Asinus *Buttocks, in colloquial usage * Ass (album), by Badfinger *ASS (car), a French car made from 1919 to 1920 *ASS (gene), a human gene that encodes for the enzyme argininosuccinate synthetase… …   Wikipedia

  • Ass. — Ass. 〈Abk. für〉 Assessor, Assistent * * * Ass. = Assessor; Assistent. * * * Ass.,   Abkürzung für Assessor, Assessorin. * * * Ass. = Assessor; Assistent …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Ass — Ass: Das Wort bezeichnete ursprünglich die »Eins« auf Würfeln, später auch auf Spielkarten. Weil das Ass in den meisten Kartenspielen die höchste ‹Trumpf›karte ist, nennt man heute (nach engl. Vorbild) im übertragenen Gebrauch z. B. auch einen… …   Das Herkunftswörterbuch

  • ass — ass1 [as] n. [ME asse < OE assa, assen: prob. < OIr assan or Welsh asyn, both < L asinus] 1. any of a number of horselike perissodactylous mammals (family Equidae) having long ears and a short mane, esp. the common wild ass (Equus… …   English World dictionary

  • Ass — Ạss 〈n.; Gen.: es, Pl.: e〉 1. 〈urspr.〉 die Eins auf dem Würfel 2. Spielkarte mit dem höchsten Wert; Syn. Daus 3. 〈fig.〉 Spitzenkönner auf einem Gebiet, bes. im Sport; ein od. das Ass im Boxen, auf der Geige 4. 〈Sport; Tennis〉 ein für den Gegner… …   Lexikalische Deutsches Wörterbuch