Definition of arse verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

arse

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ɑːs//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɑːrs//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they arse
BrE BrE//ɑːs//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɑːrs//
 
he / she / it arses
BrE BrE//ˈɑːsɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɑːrsɪz//
 
past simple arsed
BrE BrE//ɑːst//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɑːrst//
 
past participle arsed
BrE BrE//ɑːst//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɑːrst//
 
-ing form arsing
BrE BrE//ˈɑːsɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɑːrsɪŋ//
 
 
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Word Origin Old English ærs, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch aars and German Arsch.Idioms
can’t be arsed (to do something)
 
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(British English, taboo, slang) to not want to do something because it is too much trouble I was supposed to do some work this weekend but I couldn't be arsed.
Phrasal Verbsarse about