Meaning of ASS in English


ass 1

— asslike , adj.

/as/ , n.

1. a long-eared, slow, patient, sure-footed 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.

[ bef. 1000; ME asse, OE assa, prob. hypocoristic form based on OIr asan asinus; akin to Gk ónos ass ]

ass 2

/as/ , n. Vulgar.

1. the buttocks.

2. the rectum.

3. Slang. sexual intercourse.

[ bef. 1000; var of ARSE, with loss of r before s, as in PASSEL, CUSS, etc.; ME ars, er ( e ) s, OE aers, ears; c. OFris ers, D aars, ON, MLG, OS, OHG ars (G Arsch ), Gk órrhos, Armenian orkh, Hittite arras; akin to Gk ourá, OIr err tail ]

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