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ass  

[2]  
      n  
1       the usual U.S. and Canadian word for       arse  
2      (U.S. and Canadian)  
slang, offensive, taboo   sexual intercourse or a woman considered sexually (esp. in the phrase piece of ass)  
     (Old English ærs; see arse)  
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ass   [1]  
      n  
1    either of two perissodactyl mammals of the horse family (Equidae), Equus asinus (African wild ass) or E. hemionus (Asiatic wild ass). They are hardy and sure-footed, having longer ears than the horse  
   Related adj       asinine  
2    not in technical use   the domesticated variety of the African wild ass; donkey  
3    a foolish or ridiculously pompous person  
4    not within an ass's roar of     (Irish)  
informal   not close to obtaining, winning, etc.  
she wasn't within an ass's roar of it     
     (Old English assa, probably from Old Irish asan, from Latin asinus; related to Greek onos ass)  

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arse   ,   (U.S. and Canadian)   ass         
      n  
Taboo  
1    the buttocks  
2    the anus  
3    a stupid person; fool  
4    Slang   sexual intercourse  
5      (Austral)  
slang   effrontery; cheek,   (Also called (for senses 2, 3))    arsehole     (U.S. and Canadian)   asshole  


ass   [1]  
      n  
1    either of two perissodactyl mammals of the horse family (Equidae), Equus asinus (African wild ass) or E. hemionus (Asiatic wild ass). They are hardy and sure-footed, having longer ears than the horse  
   Related adj       asinine  
2    not in technical use   the domesticated variety of the African wild ass; donkey  
3    a foolish or ridiculously pompous person  
4    not within an ass's roar of     (Irish)  
informal   not close to obtaining, winning, etc.  
she wasn't within an ass's roar of it     
     (Old English assa, probably from Old Irish asan, from Latin asinus; related to Greek onos ass)  
ass   [2]  
      n  
1       the usual U.S. and Canadian word for       arse  
2      (U.S. and Canadian)  
slang, offensive, taboo   sexual intercourse or a woman considered sexually (esp. in the phrase piece of ass)  
     (Old English ærs; see arse)  
Buridan's ass  
      n     (Philosophy)   an example intended to show the deficiency of reason. An ass standing equidistant from two identical heaps of oats starves to death because reason provides no grounds for choosing to eat one rather than the other  
     (named after Jean Buridan, 14th-century French philosopher, to whom it was incorrectly attributed)  

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donkey  
      n  
1      (Also called)    ass          a long-eared domesticated member of the horse family (Equidae), descended from the African wild ass (Equus asinus)  
2    a stupid or stubborn person  
3      (Brit)  
slang, derogatory   a footballer known for his or her lack of skill  
the players are a bunch of overpriced and overrated donkeys     
4    talk the hind leg(s) off a donkey   to talk endlessly  
     (C18: perhaps from dun dark + -key, as in monkey)  


ass   [1]  
      n  
1    either of two perissodactyl mammals of the horse family (Equidae), Equus asinus (African wild ass) or E. hemionus (Asiatic wild ass). They are hardy and sure-footed, having longer ears than the horse               
   Related adj       asinine  
2    not in technical use   the domesticated variety of the African wild ass; donkey  
3    a foolish or ridiculously pompous person  
4    not within an ass's roar of     (Irish)  
informal   not close to obtaining, winning, etc.  
she wasn't within an ass's roar of it     
     (Old English assa, probably from Old Irish asan, from Latin asinus; related to Greek onos ass)  
ass   [2]  
      n  
1       the usual U.S. and Canadian word for       arse  
2      (U.S. and Canadian)  
slang, offensive, taboo   sexual intercourse or a woman considered sexually (esp. in the phrase piece of ass)  
     (Old English ærs; see arse)  
Buridan's ass  
      n     (Philosophy)   an example intended to show the deficiency of reason. An ass standing equidistant from two identical heaps of oats starves to death because reason provides no grounds for choosing to eat one rather than the other  
     (named after Jean Buridan, 14th-century French philosopher, to whom it was incorrectly attributed)  

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ass  

1    donkey, jennet, moke     (slang)  
2    airhead     (slang)   berk     (Brit. slang)   blockhead, bonehead     (slang)   charlie     (Brit. informal)   coot, daftie     (informal)   dickhead     (slang)   dickwit     (slang)   dipstick     (Brit. slang)   divvy     (Brit. slang)   dolt, dope     (informal)   dork     (slang)   dunce, dweeb     (U.S. slang)   fathead     (informal)   fool, fuckwit     (taboo slang)   geek     (slang)   gobshite     (Irish taboo slang)   gonzo     (slang)   halfwit, idiot, jackass, jerk     (slang, chiefly U.S. & Canad.)   nerd or nurd     (slang)   nincompoop, ninny, nitwit     (informal)   numbskull or numskull, numpty     (Scot. informal)   oaf, pillock     (Brit. slang)   plank     (Brit. slang)   plonker     (slang)   prat     (slang)   prick     (slang)   schmuck     (U.S. slang)   simpleton, twerp or twirp     (informal)   twit     (informal, chiefly Brit.)   wally     (slang)   weenie     (U.S. informal)  

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exp.
laughing my fucking ass off
[Slang];[Arg.]
n.
buttocks, butt, ass.
[Slang]

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