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Princeton's WordNet

  1. fathead, goof, goofball, bozo, jackass, goose, cuckoo, twat, zanynoun

    a man who is a stupid incompetent fool

  2. jack, jackassnoun

    male donkey


  1. jackassnoun

    A male donkey.

  2. jackassnoun

    A foolish or stupid person.

  3. jackassnoun

    An inappropriately rude or obnoxious person.

  4. jackassverb

    To behave very obnoxiously.

  5. jackassnoun

    A jack and an ace as a starting hand in Texas hold 'em due to phonetic similarity


  1. jackass

    A "jackass" is a term that can be used in different contexts with two primary meanings. Literally, it refers to a male donkey. However, in colloquial slang, it is often used to describe someone who is extremely stubborn, stupid, or behaving in an annoying or foolish way. It is generally considered an insult.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Jackassnoun

    the male ass; a donkey

  2. Jackassnoun

    a conceited dolt; a perverse blockhead

  3. Etymology: [2d jack + ass.]


  1. Jackass

    Jackass is an American reality series, originally shown on MTV from 2000 to 2002, featuring people performing various dangerous, crude self-injuring stunts and pranks. The show served as a launchpad for the television and acting careers of Bam Margera, Steve-O, and also Johnny Knoxville, who previously had only a few minor acting roles. Since 2002, three Jackass films have been produced and released by MTV corporate sibling Paramount Pictures, continuing the franchise after its run on television. The show sparked several spin-offs including Viva La Bam, Wildboyz, Homewrecker, Dr. Steve-O and Blastazoid. The show placed #68 on Entertainment Weekly's "New TV Classics" list.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Jackass

    jak′as, n. the male of the ass: a blockhead. [Jack—the male, and ass.]

Etymology and Origins

  1. Jackass

    The male ass.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of jackass in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of jackass in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of jackass in a Sentence

  1. Bam Margera:

    My ‘family’ Jackass has betrayed me, abandoned me, rejected me. Not all of them. I love all of them and they love me back. But it's specifically Jeff Tremaine and Johnny Knoxville so I feel like my family has f--king done everything horrible to me and made me jump through hoops and walk on eggshells, which is impossible, and strung me along like a f--king puppet to get the $5 million that I usually get when I get when I make a movie with them.

  2. Lindsey Graham:

    What he said about John, I think, was offensive. He's becoming a jackass at a time when we need to have a serious debate about the future of the party and the country, this is a line he's crossed, and this is the beginning of the end of Donald Trump ... I am really pissed.

  3. Proverb:

    Whoever interferes between husband and wife is a big JACKASS.

  4. Sam Rayburn:

    Any jackass can kick a barn down, but it takes a carpenter to build it.

  5. Lyndon B. Johnson:

    Being president is like being a jackass in a hailstorm. There's nothing to do but to stand there and take it.

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