What does ass mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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, assnoun

    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?"

  2. assnoun

    a pompous fool

  3. assnoun

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

  4. fuck, fucking, screw, screwing, ass, nooky, nookie, piece of ass, piece of tail, roll in the hay, shag, shtupnoun

    slang for sexual intercourse

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Assnoun

    Etymology: asinus, Lat.

    You have among you many a purchas’d slave,
    Which, like your asses, and your dogs and mules,
    You use in abject and in slavish part,
    Because you bought them. William Shakespeare, Merchant of Venice.

    I do begin to perceive that I am made an ass. William Shakespeare, Merry Wives of Windsor.

    That such a crafty mother
    Should yield the world to this ass! —— a woman that
    Bears all down with her brain; and her son
    Cannot take two from twenty for his heart,
    And leave eighteen. William Shakespeare, Cymbeline.


  1. ass

    Ass refers to the buttocks or posterior of a person or animal. It is a slang term often used to describe this part of the body in a casual or informal manner.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Assnoun

    a quadruped of the genus Equus (E. asinus), smaller than the horse, and having a peculiarly harsh bray and long ears. The tame or domestic ass is patient, slow, and sure-footed, and has become the type of obstinacy and stupidity. There are several species of wild asses which are swift-footed

  2. Assnoun

    a dull, heavy, stupid fellow; a dolt

  3. Etymology: [OE. asse, AS. assa; akin to Icel. asni, W. asen, asyn, L. asinus, dim. aselus, Gr. ; also to AS. esol, OHG. esil, G. esel, Goth. asilus, Dan. sel, Lith. asilas, Bohem. osel, Pol. osiel. The word is prob. of Semitic origin; cf. Heb. athn she ass. Cf. Ease.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Ass

    as, n. a well-known quadruped of the horse family: (fig.) a dull, stupid fellow.—Asses' bridge, or Pons asinorum, a humorous name for the fifth proposition of the first book of Euclid. [A.S. assa, the earlier Teutonic form being esol, esil (Goth. asilus)—L. asinus; Gr. onos, ass. Perh. ult. of Semitic origin, as in Heb. āthōn, a she-ass.]

Rap Dictionary

  1. assnoun

    the ass you sit on

  2. assnoun

    ass as in "donkey" or "mule" or just a derogative term Shake ya ass! Watch yo self! Shake ya ass! Show me what you workin' with! -- Mystikal (Shake Ya Ass)

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ass in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ass in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of ass in a Sentence

  1. Catfish Hunter:

    The sun don't shine on the same dog's ass all the time.

  2. Rob McClure:

    This is a man who's busting his ass every day to give people their money's worth. He loves it, what a great leading energy to have in the building for everybody.

  3. Humphrey Bogart:

    They'll nail anyone who ever scratched his ass during the national anthem.

  4. Michael Drejka:

    I shoot to save my own ass, and that's that.

  5. Rush Hour:

    Carter My daddy'll kick your daddy's ass all the way from here to China, Japan, wherever the hell you from and all up that Great Wall too.

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