Meaning of ASS in English


n. & v.

n. 1 a either of two kinds of four-legged long-eared mammal of the horse genus Equus, E. africanus of Africa and E. hemionus of Asia. b (in general use) a donkey. 2 a stupid person.

v.intr. sl. (foll. by about, around) act the fool. asses' bridge = PONS ASINORUM. make an ass of make (a person) look absurd or foolish.

[ OE assa thr. OCelt. f. L asinus ]

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