Meaning of ASS in English

ASS

/ æs; NAmE / noun

1.

( NAmE , taboo , slang ) = arse

2.

( BrE , informal ) a stupid person

SYN fool :

Don't be such an ass!

I made an ass of myself at the meeting—standing up and then forgetting the question.

3.

( BrE , old use ) a donkey

IDIOMS

- get your ass in gear | move your ass

- get your ass over / in here, etc.

—more at cover verb , kick verb , kiss verb , pain noun

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WORD ORIGIN

senses 2 to 3 Old English assa , from a Celtic word related to Welsh asyn , Breton azen , based on Latin asinus .

sense 1 variant of arse .

Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне.