jackass


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jack·ass

 (jăk′ăs′)
n.
1. A male ass or donkey.
2. A foolish or stupid person; a blockhead.

jackass

(ˈdʒækˌæs)
n
1. (Animals) a male donkey
2. a stupid person; fool
3. (Animals) laughing jackass another name for kookaburra
[C18: from jack1 (male) + ass1]

jack•ass

(ˈdʒækˌæs)

n.
1. a male donkey.
2. a contemptibly foolish or stupid person; dolt; blockhead; ass.
[1720–30]
jack′ass`er•y, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.jackass - a man who is a stupid incompetent fooljackass - a man who is a stupid incompetent fool
fool, muggins, saphead, tomfool, sap - a person who lacks good judgment
2.jackass - male donkey
ass - hardy and sure-footed animal smaller and with longer ears than the horse

jackass

noun
One deficient in judgment and good sense:
Informal: dope, gander, goose.
Translations
حِمارغَبي
hlupákosel
æselfjolsmulæsel
aasiaasiori
szamárcsõdör
asniflón, asni
愚か者牡ロバ雄ロバ馬鹿者
ēzelismuļķis
idiotmagarac
aptal kişierkek eşekeşek

jackass

[ˈdʒækæs] N (= donkey) → asno m, burro m (fig) (= person) → burro m

jackass

[ˈdʒækæs] n (= fool) → crétin m

jackass

n (= donkey)Eselhengst m; (inf: = person) → Esel m (inf), → Blödmann m (inf), → Nullchecker(in) m(f) (inf)

jackass

[ˈdʒækˌæs] n (also) (fig) (old) → asino, somaro

jackass

(ˈdʒӕkӕs) noun
1. a male ass.
2. a stupid person. the silly jackass!
laughing jackass
a type of Australian bird that sounds as if it is laughing.
References in classic literature ?
TRAVELLING through the sage-brush country a Jackass met a rabbit, who exclaimed in great astonishment:
"No," said the Jackass, "you are the smallest donkey."
Take a jackass, for instance: a jackass has that kind of strength, and puts it to a useful purpose, and is valuable to this world because he is a jackass; but a nobleman is not valuable because he is a jackass.
While Henry Gowan, whom Decimus had thrown away, went through the whole round of his acquaintance between the Gate of the People and the town of Albano, vowing, almost (but not quite) with tears in his eyes, that Sparkler was the sweetest-tempered, simplest-hearted, altogether most lovable jackass that ever grazed on the public common; and that only one circumstance could have delighted him
But said one of the four servants, "Unless, indeed, this is a deliberate joke, I cannot bring myself to believe that men so intelligent as those present are, or seem to be, can venture to declare and assert that this is not a basin, and that not a pack-saddle; but as I perceive that they do assert and declare it, I can only come to the conclusion that there is some mystery in this persistence in what is so opposed to the evidence of experience and truth itself; for I swear by"- and here he rapped out a round oath- "all the people in the world will not make me believe that this is not a barber's basin and that a jackass's pack-saddle."
Accepting the Jackass as the type of self-sufficient stupidity and conceit--a custom, perhaps, like some few other customs, more conventional than fair--then the purest jackass in Cloisterham is Mr.
that is the idea; for Juliet's a dear sweet mere child of a girl, you know, and she doesn't bray like a jackass."
Any jackass gets aboard one and runs it from hell to breakfast, blowin' his whistle to beat the band and tellin' the rest of the world to look out for him, because he's comin' and can't look out for himself!
he called me ten times a donkey, and piled a lot of jackasses on top of that!
"Oh dear, oh dear," he says, "there is such a comfort in one's old coat and old shoes, one's armchair and own fireside, one's own writing- desk and own library--with a little girl climbing up my neck, and saying, 'Don't go to London, papa--you must stay with Edith'; and a little boy, whom I have taught to speak the language of cats, dogs, cuckoos, and jackasses, etc., before he can articulate a word of his own; there is such a comfort in all these things, the transportation to London for four or five weeks seems a heavier punishment than any sins of mine deserve."
You shall have a monument of jackasses' skulls as high as the Strasburg spire if you die before I do.
"Th' world's full o' jackasses brayin' an' they never bray nowt but lies.