Meaning of ASS in English


1. n. & v.


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.

Phrases and idioms:

asses' bridge PONS ASINORUM. make an ass of make (a person) look absurd or foolish.

Etymology: OE assa thr. OCelt. f. L asinus 2. n. US var. of ARSE.

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.