ass


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Financial, Acronyms, Idioms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Note: This page may contain terms or definitions that are offensive or inappropriate for some readers.

ass 1

 (ăs)
n. pl. ass·es (ăs′ĭz)
1. Any of several hoofed mammals of the genus Equus, resembling and closely related to the horses but having a smaller build and longer ears, and including the domesticated donkey.
2. A foolish or stupid person.

[Middle English asse, from Old English assa, perhaps a hypocoristic for Old English dialectal (Northumbrian) asal, ultimately (perhaps via a Celtic form akin to Old Irish asal) from Latin asinus; see asinine.]

ass 2

 (ăs)
n. pl. ass·es (ăs′ĭz) Vulgar Slang
1.
a. The buttocks.
b. The anus.
2. Sexual intercourse.
adj. or assed (ăst)
Used in combination with adjectives as an intensive: I don't want to play your dumb-ass game. That is one crazy-ass idea.
Idiom:
have (one's) head up (one's) ass
To behave in an ignorant or foolish manner.

[Middle English ars, from Old English ears; see ors- in Indo-European roots.]

ass

(æs)
n
1. (Animals) either of two perissodactyl mammals of the horse family (Equidae), Equus asinus (African wild ass) or E. hemionus (Asiatic wild ass). They are hardy and sure-footed, having longer ears than the horse.
2. (Animals) (not in technical use) the domesticated variety of the African wild ass; donkey
3. a foolish or ridiculously pompous person
4. not within an ass's roar of informal Irish not close to obtaining, winning, etc: she wasn't within an ass's roar of it.
[Old English assa, probably from Old Irish asan, from Latin asinus; related to Greek onos ass]

ass

(æs)
n
1. chiefly slang US and Canadian the buttocks
2. chiefly slang US and Canadian the anus
3. chiefly offensive slang US and Canadian sexual intercourse or a woman considered sexually (esp in the phrase piece of ass)
4. cover one's ass slang chiefly US and Canadian to take such action as one considers necessary to avoid censure, ridicule, etc at a later time
[Old English ærs; see arse]

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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ass - the fleshy part of the human body that you sit onass - 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.ass - a pompous fool
fool, muggins, saphead, tomfool, sap - a person who lacks good judgment
3.ass - hardy and sure-footed animal smaller and with longer ears than the horseass - hardy and sure-footed animal smaller and with longer ears than the horse
Equus, genus Equus - type genus of the Equidae: only surviving genus of the family Equidae
equid, equine - hoofed mammals having slender legs and a flat coat with a narrow mane along the back of the neck
domestic ass, donkey, Equus asinus - domestic beast of burden descended from the African wild ass; patient but stubborn
jackass, jack - male donkey
jennet, jenny ass, jenny - female donkey
wild ass - any of several equine mammals of Asia and northeast Africa
4.ass - slang for sexual intercourseass - slang for sexual intercourse  
carnal knowledge, coition, coitus, sex act, sexual congress, sexual intercourse, sexual relation, copulation, intercourse, relation, congress - the act of sexual procreation between a man and a woman; the man's penis is inserted into the woman's vagina and excited until orgasm and ejaculation occur
dirty word, vulgarism, obscenity, smut, filth - an offensive or indecent word or phrase
jargon, lingo, patois, argot, vernacular, slang, cant - a characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves); "they don't speak our lingo"

ass

noun
1. donkey, moke (slang), jennet She was led up to the sanctuary on an ass.
2. fool, dope (informal), jerk (slang, chiefly U.S. & Canad.), idiot, plank (Brit. slang), berk (Brit. slang), prick (derogatory slang), wally (slang), prat (slang), charlie (Brit. informal), plonker (slang), coot, geek (slang), twit (informal, chiefly Brit.), bonehead (slang), dunce, oaf, simpleton, airhead (slang), jackass, dipstick (Brit. slang), dickhead (slang), gonzo (slang), schmuck (U.S. slang), dork (slang), nitwit (informal), dolt, blockhead, ninny, divvy (Brit. slang), pillock (Brit. slang), halfwit, nincompoop, dweeb (U.S. slang), putz (U.S. slang), fathead (informal), weenie (U.S. informal), eejit (Scot. & Irish), thicko (Brit. slang), dumb-ass (slang), gobshite (Irish taboo slang), numpty (Scot. informal), doofus (slang, chiefly U.S.), daftie (informal), fuckwit (taboo slang), dickwit (slang), nerd or nurd (slang), numbskull or numskull, twerp or twirp (informal) He was regarded as a pompous ass.
Related words
adjective asinine
male jack
female jenny
collective nouns pace, herd

ass

noun
One deficient in judgment and good sense:
Informal: dope, gander, goose.
Translations
حمارحِمارغَبي، بَليد
cul
oselprdeldebilhlupákidiot
æseltorsk
azenopugostultulo
eeselperse
خرکون
aasiperse
ostoba alakseggszamár
asinoculo
keledai
asniasni, heimskingifíflhálvitirass
나귀당나귀
asilas
ēzelismuļķis
asincurfundmăgarpopou
chruňochumajdebilmagorosol
oselritzadnjica
arsleåsnaidiot
lừangười ngu

ass

1 [æs] N
1. (Zool) → asno m, burro m
2. (= fool) → imbécil mf
the man's an asses un imbécil
don't be an ass!¡no seas imbécil!
what an ass I am!¡soy un imbécil!¡qué burro soy!
to make an ass of o.s.quedar en ridículo

ass

2 [æs] (US) Nculo m
a piece of ass (= girl) → un bombón
to have a piece of ass (= sex) → echar un polvo
see also bust 2
see also chew, cover B3
see also save 1 A1

ass

[ˈæs] n
(= animal) → âne m
(= idiot) → imbécile mf
to make an ass of o.s. → se ridiculiser
(US) (= bottom) → cul m
to kick sb's ass (= get angry with) → en foutre plein la gueule à qn
kiss my ass! → va te faire foutre!

ass

1
n (lit, fig inf)Esel m; silly ass!blöder Esel!; don’t be an ass!sei kein Esel!, sei nicht blöd!; to make an ass of oneselfsich lächerlich machen, sich blamieren

ass

2
n (US sl) → Arsch m (vulg); a nice piece of asseine geile Braut (sl); he was looking for a piece of asser wollte eine Frau aufreißen (inf); this place is just full of asshier laufen unwahrscheinlich viele Bräute rum (sl); to kick ass (= get tough)mit der Faust auf den Tisch hauen (inf); to work one’s ass offsich zu Tode schuften (inf); to kiss ass (esp US sl) → ein Arschkriecher sein (inf); to kiss somebody’s ass (esp US sl) → jdm in den Arsch kriechen (inf); kiss my ass! (esp US sl) → du kannst mich mal am Arsch lecken! (vulg) ? also arse

ass

1 [æs] n (Zool) → asino, somaro (fig) (fam) → scemo/a
to make an ass of o.s. → rendersi ridicolo/a

ass

2 [æs] n (Am) (fam!) → culo (fam!)

ass

(ӕs) noun
1. a donkey.
2. a stupid person.
References in classic literature ?
An honest farmer had once an ass that had been a faithful servant to him a great many years, but was now growing old and every day more and more unfit for work.
'What makes you pant so, my friend?' said the ass. 'Alas!' said the dog, 'my master was going to knock me on the head, because I am old and weak, and can no longer make myself useful to him in hunting; so I ran away; but what can I do to earn my livelihood?' 'Hark ye!' said the ass, 'I am going to the great city to turn musician: suppose you go with me, and try what you can do in the same way?' The dog said he was willing, and they jogged on together.
'Pray, my good lady,' said the ass, 'what's the matter with you?
'Bravo!' said the ass; 'upon my word, you make a famous noise; pray what is all this about?' 'Why,' said the cock, 'I was just now saying that we should have fine weather for our washing-day, and yet my mistress and the cook don't thank me for my pains, but threaten to cut off my head tomorrow, and make broth of me for the guests that are coming on Sunday!' 'Heaven forbid!' said the ass, 'come with us Master Chanticleer; it will be better, at any rate, than staying here to have your head cut off!
The ass and the dog laid themselves down under a great tree, and the cat climbed up into the branches; while the cock, thinking that the higher he sat the safer he should be, flew up to the very top of the tree, and then, according to his custom, before he went to sleep, looked out on all sides of him to see that everything was well.
After the song of the wanderer and shadow, the cave became all at once full of noise and laughter: and since the assembled guests all spake simultaneously, and even the ass, encouraged thereby, no longer remained silent, a little aversion and scorn for his visitors came over Zarathustra, although he rejoiced at their gladness.
not yet their crying." And Zarathustra stopped his ears, for just then did the YE-A of the ass mix strangely with the noisy jubilation of those higher men.
all these higher men, the two kings, the pope out of service, the evil magician, the voluntary beggar, the wanderer and shadow, the old soothsayer, the spiritually conscientious one, and the ugliest man--they all lay on their knees like children and credulous old women, and worshipped the ass. And just then began the ugliest man to gurgle and snort, as if something unutterable in him tried to find expression; when, however, he had actually found words, behold!
A MAN wished to purchase an Ass, and agreed with its owner that he should try out the animal before he bought him.
With this, Sancho wheeled about and gave Dapple the stick, and Don Quixote remained behind, seated on his horse, resting in his stirrups and leaning on the end of his lance, filled with sad and troubled forebodings; and there we will leave him, and accompany Sancho, who went off no less serious and troubled than he left his master; so much so, that as soon as he had got out of the thicket, and looking round saw that Don Quixote was not within sight, he dismounted from his ass, and seating himself at the foot of a tree began to commune with himself, saying, "Now, brother Sancho, let us know where your worship is going.
The she-ass, however, feeling the point more acutely than usual, began cutting such capers, that it flung the lady Dulcinea to the ground; seeing which, Don Quixote ran to raise her up, and Sancho to fix and girth the pack-saddle, which also had slipped under the ass's belly.
"Hush, senor," said Sancho, "don't talk that way, but open your eyes, and come and pay your respects to the lady of your thoughts, who is close upon us now;" and with these words he advanced to receive the three village lasses, and dismounting from Dapple, caught hold of one of the asses of the three country girls by the halter, and dropping on both knees on the ground, he said, "Queen and princess and duchess of beauty, may it please your haughtiness and greatness to receive into your favour and good-will your captive knight who stands there turned into marble stone, and quite stupefied and benumbed at finding himself in your magnificent presence.