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Definition of ass noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    ass

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    noun
    BrE BrE//æs//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//æs//
     
     
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  1. 1 (North American English) (British English arse) (taboo, slang) the part of the body that you sit on; your bottom
  2. 2(British English, informal) a stupid person synonym fool Don't be such an ass! I made an ass of myself at the meeting—standing up and then forgetting the question.
  3. 3 (British English, old use) a donkey
  4. Word Origin senses 2 to 3 Old English assa, from a Celtic word related to Welsh asyn, Breton azen, based on Latin asinus. sense 1variant of arse.Idioms
    blow smoke (up somebody’s ass)
     
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    (taboo, North American English, slang) to try to trick somebody or lie to somebody, particularly by saying something is better than it really is
    cover your back (informal) (North American English also cover your ass taboo, slang)
     
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    to realize that you may be blamed or criticized for something later and take action to avoid this Get everything in writing in order to cover your back.
    get your ass in gear, move your ass
     
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    (slang, especially North American English) a rude way of telling somebody to hurry If you get your ass in gear, we can make it out of here tonight.
    get your ass over/in here, etc.
     
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    (slang, especially North American English) a rude way of telling somebody to come here, etc.
    kick (some/somebody’s) ass
     
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    to punish or defeat somebody
    kiss somebody’s arse (British English) (North American English kiss somebody’s ass, kiss ass)
     
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    (taboo, slang) to be very nice to somebody in order to persuade them to help you or to give you something A more polite way to express this is lick somebody’s boots.
    a pain in the neck (British English also a pain in the arse/backside) (North American English also a pain in the ass/butt)
     
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    (informal) a person or thing that is very annoying
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: ass