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arse

 (ärs)
n. Chiefly British Slang
Variant of ass2.

arse

(ɑːs) or

ass

n
1. the buttocks
2. the anus
3. a stupid person; fool
4. sexual intercourse
5. Austral effrontery; cheek
6. get one's arse into gear to start to do something seriously and quickly
Also called (for senses 2, 3): arsehole or asshole (US and Canadian)
[OE]
Usage: Dating back at least a thousand years, and taboo till around the middle of the 20th century, this venerable "Anglo-Saxon" word now seems unlikely to cause offence in all but the most formal contexts. Its acceptability has possibly been helped by such useful verb formations as "to arse about" and "I can't be arsed"

ass1

(æs)

n.
1. Also called donkey. a long-eared, slow, surefooted domesticated mammal, Equus asinus, related to the horse, used chiefly as a beast of burden.
2. any wild species of the genus Equus, as the onager.
3. a stupid, foolish, or stubborn person.
[before 1000; Middle English asse, Old English assa, probably fr. Old Irish asan < Latin asinus]
ass′like`, adj.

ass2

(æs)

n. Vulgar Slang.
1. the buttocks.
2. the rectum.
3. sexual intercourse.
[before 1000; var of arse, with loss of r before s, as in passel, cuss, etc.; Middle English ars, er(e)s, Old English ærs, ears, c. Old Frisian ers, Old Saxon, Old High German, Old Norse ars, Greek órrhos; akin to Greek oura, Old Irish err tail]

ass.

1. assistant.
2. association.
3. assorted.

arse


Past participle: arsed
Gerund: arsing

Imperative
arse
arse
Present
I arse
you arse
he/she/it arses
we arse
you arse
they arse
Preterite
I arsed
you arsed
he/she/it arsed
we arsed
you arsed
they arsed
Present Continuous
I am arsing
you are arsing
he/she/it is arsing
we are arsing
you are arsing
they are arsing
Present Perfect
I have arsed
you have arsed
he/she/it has arsed
we have arsed
you have arsed
they have arsed
Past Continuous
I was arsing
you were arsing
he/she/it was arsing
we were arsing
you were arsing
they were arsing
Past Perfect
I had arsed
you had arsed
he/she/it had arsed
we had arsed
you had arsed
they had arsed
Future
I will arse
you will arse
he/she/it will arse
we will arse
you will arse
they will arse
Future Perfect
I will have arsed
you will have arsed
he/she/it will have arsed
we will have arsed
you will have arsed
they will have arsed
Future Continuous
I will be arsing
you will be arsing
he/she/it will be arsing
we will be arsing
you will be arsing
they will be arsing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been arsing
you have been arsing
he/she/it has been arsing
we have been arsing
you have been arsing
they have been arsing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been arsing
you will have been arsing
he/she/it will have been arsing
we will have been arsing
you will have been arsing
they will have been arsing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been arsing
you had been arsing
he/she/it had been arsing
we had been arsing
you had been arsing
they had been arsing
Conditional
I would arse
you would arse
he/she/it would arse
we would arse
you would arse
they would arse
Past Conditional
I would have arsed
you would have arsed
he/she/it would have arsed
we would have arsed
you would have arsed
they would have arsed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.arse - the fleshy part of the human body that you sit onarse - the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on; "he deserves a good kick in the butt"; "are you going to sit on your fanny and do nothing?"
body part - any part of an organism such as an organ or extremity
torso, trunk, body - the body excluding the head and neck and limbs; "they moved their arms and legs and bodies"
2.arse - vulgar slang for anusarse - vulgar slang for anus    
anus - the excretory opening at the end of the alimentary canal
jargon, lingo, patois, argot, vernacular, slang, cant - a characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves); "they don't speak our lingo"

arse

noun (Taboo slang) bottom, bum (Brit. slang), behind (informal), seat, rear, tail (informal), butt (U.S. & Canad. informal), ass (U.S. & Canad. taboo slang), buns (U.S. slang), buttocks, backside, rump, rear end, posterior, derrière (euphemistic), tush (U.S. slang), fundament, jacksy (Brit. slang) You can't do business sitting on your arse all day.
Translations

arse

[ɑːs] (Brit)
A. Nculo m
get (up) off your arse!¡mueve el culo!
move or shift your arse! (= move over) → córrete para allá; (= hurry up) → ¡mueve el culo!
he can't tell his arse from his elbowno tiene ni puñetera or puta idea, confunde la velocidad con el tocino
B. VT I can't be arsedno me apetece un huevo
arse about arse around VI + ADVhacer el ganso or idiota

arse

[ˈɑːrs] n (British)cul m
my arse! (expressing disbelief, disagreement)mon cul!

arse

(Brit sl)
n
Arsch m (sl); shift your arse! (= move over)rutsch mal ein Stück (inf); (= hurry up)setz mal deinen Arsch in Bewegung! (sl); get your arse in gear!setz mal deinen Arsch in Bewegung! (sl); tell him to get his arse into my officesag ihm, er soll mal in meinem Büro antanzen (inf); get your arse out of here!verpiss dich hier! (sl); contribution? my arse!Beitrag? das soll wohl ein Witz sein! (inf)
(= fool: also silly arse) → Armleuchter m (inf)
vt I can’t be arsedich hab keinen Bock (sl)

arse

:
arsehole
n (Brit sl) → Arschloch nt (vulg)
arse licker
n (Brit sl) → Arschkriecher(in) m(f) (inf)

arse

[ɑːs] n (Brit) (fam!) → culo (fam!)
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