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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
whup...ass (=defeat you very easily)
▪ I’m gonna whup your ass .
get off your butt/ass
get your ass in gear
▪ You better get your ass in gear, you're late.
haul ass
kick ass
kick sb's ass/butt
kiss (sb's) ass
▪ Boyd will kiss anybody's ass if he thinks it'll get him promoted.
kiss my ass
piece of ass
work your butt/ass/arse off
▪ I work my butt off for you, while that restaurant is doing worse and worse.
▪ I worked my butt off in basketball and stayed on the varsity-in fact, did well.
▪ I had to give the ball up, and then I had work my butt off to get it back.
▪ In short, I worked my butt off.
▪ Meanwhile, Inspiral Carpets went in at grass roots level and worked their butts off in the clubs.
▪ You could have worked your butt off helping a rep and you finally got the rep doing everything right.
▪ I fell down on my ass.
▪ I heard him on TV. He's such an ass.
▪ She took a great deal of satisfaction in seeing the pompous old ass upset.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Butt \Butt\, But \But\, n. [F. but butt, aim (cf. butte knoll), or bout, OF. bot, end, extremity, fr. boter, buter, to push, butt, strike, F. bouter; of German origin; cf. OHG. b[=o]zan, akin to E. beat. See Beat, v. t.]

  1. A limit; a bound; a goal; the extreme bound; the end.

    Here is my journey's end, here my butt And very sea mark of my utmost sail.

    Note: As applied to land, the word is nearly synonymous with mete, and signifies properly the end line or boundary; the abuttal.

  2. The larger or thicker end of anything; the blunt end, in distinction from the sharp end; as, the butt of a rifle. Formerly also spelled but. See 2nd but, n. sense 2.

  3. A mark to be shot at; a target.
    --Sir W. Scott.

    The groom his fellow groom at butts defies, And bends his bow, and levels with his eyes.

  4. A person at whom ridicule, jest, or contempt is directed; as, the butt of the company.

    I played a sentence or two at my butt, which I thought very smart.

  5. A push, thrust, or sudden blow, given by the head of an animal; as, the butt of a ram.

  6. A thrust in fencing.

    To prove who gave the fairer butt, John shows the chalk on Robert's coat.

  7. A piece of land left unplowed at the end of a field.

    The hay was growing upon headlands and butts in cornfields.

  8. (Mech.)

    1. A joint where the ends of two objects come squarely together without scarfing or chamfering; -- also called butt joint.

    2. The end of a connecting rod or other like piece, to which the boxing is attached by the strap, cotter, and gib.

    3. The portion of a half-coupling fastened to the end of a hose.

  9. (Shipbuilding) The joint where two planks in a strake meet.

  10. (Carp.) A kind of hinge used in hanging doors, etc.; -- so named because fastened on the edge of the door, which butts against the casing, instead of on its face, like the strap hinge; also called butt hinge.

  11. (Leather Trade) The thickest and stoutest part of tanned oxhides, used for soles of boots, harness, trunks.

  12. The hut or shelter of the person who attends to the targets in rifle practice.

  13. The buttocks; as, get up off your butt and get to work; -- used as a euphemism, less objectionable than ass.

    Syn: ass, rear end, derriere, behind, rump, heinie.

    Butt chain (Saddlery), a short chain attached to the end of a tug.

    Butt end. The thicker end of anything. See But end, under 2d But.

    Amen; and make me die a good old man! That's the butt end of a mother's blessing.

    A butt's length, the ordinary distance from the place of shooting to the butt, or mark.

    Butts and bounds (Conveyancing), abuttals and boundaries. In lands of the ordinary rectangular shape, butts are the lines at the ends (F. bouts), and bounds are those on the sides, or sidings, as they were formerly termed.

    Bead and butt. See under Bead.

    Butt and butt, joining end to end without overlapping, as planks.

    Butt weld (Mech.), a butt joint, made by welding together the flat ends, or edges, of a piece of iron or steel, or of separate pieces, without having them overlap. See Weld.

    Full butt, headfirst with full force. [Colloq.] ``The corporal . . . ran full butt at the lieutenant.''

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

beast of burden, Old English assa (Old Northumbrian assal, assald) "he-ass," probably from Old Celtic *as(s)in "donkey," which (with German esel, Gothic asilus, Lithuanian asilas, Old Church Slavonic osl) ultimately is from Latin asinus, which is probably of Middle Eastern origin (compare Sumerian ansu).\n\nFor al schal deie and al schal passe, Als wel a Leoun as an asse.

[John Gower, "Confessio Amantis," 1393]

\nSince ancient Greek times, in fables and parables, the animal typified clumsiness and stupidity (hence asshead, late 15c., etc.). To make an ass of oneself is from 1580s. Asses' Bridge (c.1780), from Latin Pons Asinorum, is fifth proposition of first book of Euclid's "Elements." In Middle English, someone uncomprehending or unappreciative would be lik an asse that listeth on a harpe. In 15c., an ass man was a donkey driver.

slang for "backside," first attested 1860 in nautical slang, in popular use from 1930; chiefly U.S.; from dialectal variant pronunciation of arse (q.v.). The loss of -r- before -s- attested in several other words (such as burst/bust, curse/cuss, horse/hoss, barse/bass). Indirect evidence of the change from arse to ass can be traced to 1785 (in euphemistic avoidance of ass "donkey" by polite speakers) and perhaps to Shakespeare, if Nick Bottom transformed into a donkey in "A Midsummer Night's Dream" (1594) is the word-play some think it is. Meaning "woman regarded as a sexual object" is from 1942. Colloquial (one's) ass "one's self, one's person" attested by 1958.


Etymology 1 n. 1 Any of several species of horse-like animals, especially (taxlink Equus africanus species noshow=1), often domesticated and used a beast of burden. 2 (context slang English) A stupid person. Etymology 2

n. 1 (context vulgar slang English) buttocks. 2 (context vulgar slang uncountable English) sex. 3 (context vulgar slang English) anus. 4 (context slang English) (non-gloss definition: Used in similes to express something bad or unpleasant.) 5 (context slang English) (non-gloss definition: Used after an adjective to indicate extremes or excessiveness.) 6 (context slang English) One's self or person, chiefly their body.

  1. n. the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on; "he deserves a good kick in the butt"; "are you going to sit on your fanny and do nothing?" [syn: buttocks, nates, arse, butt, backside, bum, buns, can, fundament, hindquarters, hind end, keister, posterior, prat, rear, rear end, rump, stern, seat, tail, tail end, tooshie, tush, bottom, behind, derriere, fanny]

  2. a pompous fool

  3. hardy and sure-footed animal smaller and with longer ears than the horse

  4. slang terms for sexual intercourse [syn: fuck, fucking, screw, screwing, nooky, nookie, piece of ass, piece of tail, roll in the hay, shag, shtup]

ASS (car)

The A.S.S. was a French automobile produced from 1919 to 1920 by Bernard Verdy. Advertised as "L'automobile pour tous", the car was powered by a 1240cc, two-stroke Thomas engine and used a 2-speed epicyclic transmission. The car featured electric lights and starter. The vehicle was launched as a 4-seat tourer (the catalog also mentioned a 2-seat coupe) in March 1919 at a cost of 4750 francs. Plans for mass production went unrealized, and in March 1920 it was announced that the company had merged with the Société des Moteurs Thomas.


Ass may refer to:

  • Asinus, a subgenus of Equus that includes the donkey and other asses:
    • Donkey, Equus africanus asinus
    • Onager, Equus hemionus
    • Mongolian wild ass
  • North American English informal term for buttocks
  • áss, one of the Æsir in Norse mythology
  • Ass (album), by Badfinger
  • In abstract algebra, Ass(M) denotes the collection of all associated primes of a module M
  • AsS, the basic chemical formula for arsenic sulfide

ASS may stand for:

  • ASS (car), a French car made from 1919 to 1920
  • ASS (gene), a human gene that encodes for the enzyme argininosuccinate synthetase
Ass (album)

Ass is the fourth studio album by British rock band Badfinger, and their last album released on Apple Records. The opening track, " Apple of My Eye", refers to the band leaving the label to begin its new contract with Warner Bros. Records. The cover artwork, showing a donkey chasing a distant carrot, alludes to Badfinger's feelings that they had been misled by Apple over the years. The cover was painted by Grammy Award-winning artist Peter Corriston, who would later create album covers for Led Zeppelin ( Physical Graffiti) and the Rolling Stones ( Some Girls, Tattoo You).

Usage examples of "ass".

Ali Aga had gone ahead, an hour earlier, with two asses, and was waiting by the Three Vaults.

She muttered to herself about titanium twits and agoraphobic asses as she prepared to leave the tug.

Your buddy yonder might be willin to haul your ass all over Mexico but I damn sure aint.

George standing by ready to fly his ass to Anchorage and dump it on the first plane south.

Springer, Castleton, Tippen from the SO-because they were out of their j urisdiction and wanted to cover their asses with the county people--Liska, and Kovac.

And hoping like hell the damn monks could keep their vow of goddamned silence and not laugh their asses off.

He had a fortune riding on it, and though he was certain it was spectacular, critics had their heads up their asses most of the time and rarely understood the entertainment potential of an action-spy thriller.

Immense asses strained neon pink and chartreuse capris to the awful bursting point.

When the Roadrunner gets a safe dropped on his head or Don Rickles cuts some heckler into little bitty pieces they laugh their asses off too.

Harper said, sounding uncharacteristically nervou He plainly believed that either ather Sarsfield, Captain Donaju or Captain lacy should broach the delicate subject that had caused this delegation to seek Sharpe out, but the cha lain and the two em assed officers were silent.

New jeans displayed long, muscular legs and what her friends called a bitable ass.

It was still possible that Fred was in Fort Lauderdale, and I was spinning my wheels while Bunchy laughed his ass off.

That trembling ass, Bunning, singing now at the top of his voice, shaking with the fervour of it, let him know that he had brought a murderer to the sacred gathering--again Olva had to concentrate all his mind, his force, his power upon the conquest of his nerves.

That Cas was tall, lean and hard, with a tight ass and a larger-than-life penis.

It was no skin off his nose if the average cowhand worked his ass off for just a dollar a day and grub, only to get skimmed by everybody from those check cashers to the barkeeps who jacked up the price of bar liquor on a payday weekend.