Dictionary: ASSH – ASZ

• ASS HAMMER
n. 1970 Amer. sl. – a motorcycle
 
• ASSHAT
n. 1999 – a stupid or contemptible person; a fool
 
• ASS-HEAD
n. a1500 colloq. – a blockhead; a stupid person; a fool; an idiot
 
• ASS-HEADED
adj. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – foolish; silly; witless
 
• ASS-HIGH TO A TALL INDIAN
phr. L19 US sl. – an unspecified measure of height, usually not very tall
 
• ASSHOLE
adj. 1. 1888 US sl. – stupid, irritating, contemptible, despicable, unpleasant, worthless, obnoxious
adj. 2. 20C US – bad, rotten
n. 1. a1500 sl. – the anus or rectum
n. 2. c1784 sl. – a foolish, unpleasant, or despicable person
n. 3. 1859 Amer. sl. – the most detestable spot in a given area; a detestable place
n. 4. 1959 Amer. dial. – in logging: a kink in the logging cable
n. 5. 1964 Amer. sl. – anal copulation; hence, a person, esp. a male homosexual, regarded as an object of anal copulation
n. 6. 1968 Amer. sl., esp. military – a bullet wound; a serious wound
n. 7. 1968 Amer. sl., esp. military – a violent rebuke
n. 8. 1973 Amer. sl. – one’s body, person, or self
n. 9. M20 US sl. – a very good pal or buddy
vb. 1. 1940 Amer. sl. – to grovel, to submit or behave obsequiously
vb. 2. 1986 US military sl. – of a guided missile: to strike a jet aircraft squarely from behind
 
• ASSHOLE AROUND
vb. 1968 Amer. sl. – to loaf; to trifle; to wander idly about; to loiter to waste time
 
• ASSHOLE BANDIT
n. 1970 Amer. sl. – an anal sodomist
 
• ASSHOLE-BREATH
n. 1960s US sl. – a term of contempt
 
• ASSHOLE BUDDY
n. 1. 1942 Amer. sl. – a best friend; a close friend
n. 2. 1953 Amer. sl. – a partner in anal intercourse, esp. reciprocal anal intercourse; used derisively
 
• ASSHOLE-DEEP
adj. 1. 1963 Amer. sl. – very deep; of a depth sufficient to reach one’s rump
adj. 2. 1963 Amer. sl. – deeply involved with; having a superabundance of
 
• ASSHOLE FOR A HOBBY-HORSE
n. 1966 Amer. dial. – a non-existent item; used to put off a child when bothersome or inquisitive, as when they ask ‘What are you making?”
 
• ASS-HOLE FRIEND
n. M20 US sl. – a good friend or buddy
 
• ASSHOLE MALARIA
n. 1961 Amer. sl. – malaria with dysentery
 
• ASSHOLE NAKED
adj. 1969 US sl. – completely naked
 
• ASSHOLE OF CREATION
n. 1926 Amer. sl. – a detestable place; a remote, desolate place
 
• ASSHOLE OF THE FORTY-EIGHT
n. 1962 Amer. sl. – the state of Georgia
 
• ASSHOLE OF THE LAND
n. 1927 Amer. sl. – a detestable place
 
• ASSHOLE OF THE UNIVERSE
n. 1950 sl. – a detestable place
 
• ASSHOLE OF THE WORLD
n. 1959 Amer. sl. – a detestable place
 
• ASSHOLES AND ELBOWS
phr. 1987 US sl. – said of a chaotic situation
 
• ASSHOLES FOR HOBBY HORSES
phr. 1965 Amer. dial. – said to a child when he asks “What are you making?”
 
• ASSHOLE-SUCKER
n. 1934 Amer. sl. – a violent term of abuse
 
• ASSHOLE TO APPETITE
adv.1967 Amer. sl. – from end to end, thoroughly, totally
 
• ASSHOLE TO BELLY BUTTON
adj. 1973 US sl. – said of people pressed close together, one behind the other
 
• ASSHOLINGEST
adj. 1972 Amer. sl. – most idiotic
 
• ASSHORANCE
n. 1908 Amer. dial. – assurance
 
• ASSHOUND
n. 1. 1952 Amer. sl. – a man who obsessively seeks opportunities for sexual intercourse; a womanizer; a ‘skirt chaser’
n. 2. 1980s US homosexual sl. – one who enjoys anal intercourse and is primarily sexually attracted by the buttocks
 
• ASSIE-PAN
n. 1923 Sc. – a drudge, a Cinderella
 
• ASSIEPATTLE
n. 1825 Sc. – a neglected or dirty child; a Cinderella, a drudge, a lazy person; a term of contempt for the young of animals
 
• ASSIE-PET
n. 1825 Sc. – an idle slattern; a neglected or dirty child 
 
• ASSIEPOD
n. 1856 Sc. – a dirty slatternly woman
 
• ASSIFIED
adj. 1. 1965 Barbados sl. – foolish
adj. 2. 1996 Guyana sl. – pompous
 
 ASSIG
n. 1796 sl. – assignation, meeting, rendezvous 
 
 ASSIGN
vb. 1837 Amer. dial. – to sign
 
 ASSIGNATION
n. L17 – a rendezvous for illicit romance or sex with a lover or prostitute
 
 ASSIGNATION HOUSE
n. 1. 19C euphemism – a brothel
n. 2. 20C sl. – a place to meet for an illicit romance; any ‘house’ or hotel where such meetings take place
 
 ASSINEGER
n. Bk1898 Eng. dial. – a fool, a simpleton, a stupid person
 
 ASSINEGO
n. 1. 1790 Eng. dial. – an ass
n. 2. Bk1898 Eng. dial. – a fool, a simpleton, a stupid person
 
 ASS-IN-THE-GRASS
adj. 1973 US military sl. – engaged in combat, under fire
 
 ASS-IN-THE-GRASS TEST
n. 1990 US Vietnam war usage – a rough approximation of the percentage of troops actually in combat at a given moment
 
 ASSIPOD
n. 1856 Sc. & Eng. dial. – a dirty, slatternly woman
 
 ASSISHNESS
n. 2003 Trinidad and Tobago – pure stupidity
 
 ASSIST
n. 1. 1990s sl. – back-up, usually in the form of physical power
n. 2. 1990s sl. – the person drawn in to provide back-up
 
 ASSKASH
n. 1950s US drugs sl. – a supply of narcotics, concealed in the rectum, usually in a metal container
 
 ASS-KICK
n. 1. 1973 Amer. sl. – an exceedingly hard task
n. 2. 1970s US sl. – a punishment, a beating
 
 ASS-KICKER
n. 1. 1960s US sl. – an unpleasant place; a challenging situation
n. 2. 1967 Amer. sl. – a person who habitually employs physical violence as a form of coercion; a tough disciplinarian; a bully
n. 3. 1968 Amer. dial. – a shoe, esp. a man’s sharply pointed shoe
n. 4. 1971 Amer. sl. – a person or thing considered to be remarkably exciting, amusing, successful, etc.
n. 5. 1973 Amer. sl. – an exceedingly difficult task or opponent
 
 ASS-KICKING
adj. 1. 1960s US sl. – a general intensifier, extremely, very much, powerfully
adj. 2. 1977 Amer. sl. – terribly exciting; sensational, very good
adj. 3. 1970s sl. – forceful, aggressive, vicious, thuggish
n. 1. 1943 Amer. sl. – a beating; defeat 
n. 2. M20 sl. – forceful or aggressive behaviour
 
 ASS-KISS
n. 1966 Amer. dial. – one who curries favour; a toady
vb. 1961 Amer. sl. – to curry favour with in a self-degrading manner; to toady; to behave obsequiously to
 
 ASS-KISSER
n. 1766 sl., chiefly US – an obsequious person; a toady, a sycophant
 
 ASS-KISSING
adj. 1952 Amer. sl. – obsequious, sycophantic
n. 1942 sl., chiefly US – obsequious behaviour; toadying
 
 ASSLE
vb. c1960 Amer. dial. – to loaf; to idle about restlessly; to be lazy and aimless
 
 ASSLE AROUND
vb. 1. 1920 Amer. sl. – to fidget; to trifle
vb. 2. 1920 Amer. sl. – to loaf, to wander idly about
 
 ASSLE-TOOTH
n. 1788 Ireland & Eng. dial. – a molar tooth
 
 ASS-LICK
n. 1977 Amer. sl. – one who abjectly curries favour; a toady
vb. 1937 Amer. sl. – to curry favour in a self-degrading manner; to toady
 
 ASS-LICKER
n. 1. 1939 Amer. dial. – one who curries favour; a toady
n. 2. 1969 Amer. dial. – a homosexual man
n. 3. 1972 Amer. sl. – a term of abuse
 
 ASS-LICKING
adj. 1939 Amer. sl. – obsequious, sycophantic; hence, despicable, goddamned
n. 1. 1912 Amer. sl. – abject and degrading flattery
n. 2. 1923 US sl. – oral stimulation of the anus by a sexual partner
 
 ASS LIKE THE BACK OF A HACK
n. 1916 Amer. sl. – a broad bottom
 
 ASSLOAD(S)
n. 1957 Amer. sl. – a great deal; too many or too much
 
 ASS-MAN
n. 1. c1470 obs. – a man who drives or hires out asses
n. 2. 1954 US sl. – a sexually active man; one who is able to ‘score’ frequently
n. 3. M20 US sl. – a man who is sexually aroused by shapely feminine buttocks; a man who is attracted to a particular woman because of her shapely buttocks
 
 ASSMANSHIP
n. 1788 rare – the art or practice of riding on an ass
 
 ASS-MASTER
n. 1990s US college sl. – a term of abuse
 
 ASS MUNCH
n. 1996 US sl. – a person who is easily despised
 
 ASSMUNCHER
n. 2003 US sl. – a despised person
 
 ASSNEGER
n. 1. 1790 Eng. dial. – an ass
n. 2. Bk1898 Eng. dial. – a fool, a simpleton, a stupid person
 
 ASSOCIATES
n. 1980s African-American sl. – friends
 
 ASSOCIATION
n. 1824 Amer. dial. – an annual religious gathering
 
 ASS-OFF
n. 1960s US college sl. – a time-waster
 
 ASSOL
n. 1870 Ireland – an ass
 
 ASS ON BACKWARDS
adj. 2000s sl. – drunk
 
 ASS ON FIRE
phr. 1983 US sl. – said of a person who is either angry or rushed
 
 ASSOPIATE
vb. 1649 obs. rare – to lull, to calm, to assuage; to lay at rest, to put an end to
Etymology
irregular from French assopir, modern assoupir, or Italian assopire,  from Latin as- = ad- to + sopīre (to lull asleep)
 
 ASSORTED
adj. 1894 Sc. – dressed up, overdressed
 
 ASS OUT
adj. Bk2006 US sl. – broke, penniless
adv. 1995 US sl. – (as ‘ass-out’) extremely
n. 2000s US prison sl. – an inmate who has neither advantages nor respect
vb. 1. 1990s US college sl. – to make a fool of oneself
vb. 2. 1990s African-American sl. – to rush away
vb. 3. 2000s US college sl. – to go to sleep
 
 ASS-OVER-APPETITE
adv. 1. 1943 Amer. dial. – head-over-heels, topsy-turvy
adv. 2. 1969 Amer. dial. – in all directions, confusedly
 
 ASS-OVER-APPLECART
adv. 1. 1943 Amer. dial. – head-over-heels, topsy-turvy
adv. 2. 1969 Amer. dial. – in all directions, confusedly
 
 ASS-OVER-ELBOW
adv. 1972 Amer. sl. – head over heels, end over end, topsy-turvy; in confusion
 
 ASS-OVER-ENDWAYS
adv. 1. 1943 Amer. dial. – head-over-heels, topsy-turvy
adv. 2. 1969 Amer. dial. – in all directions, confusedly
 
 ASS-OVER-HEAD
adv. 1. 1899 Amer. dial. – head-over-heels, topsy-turvy
adv. 2. 1969 Amer. dial. – in all directions, confusedly
 
 ASS OVER TEA CUPS
adv. 1948 US sl. – head over heels
 
 ASS-OVER-TEAKETTLE
adv. 1. 1948 Amer. sl. – head over heels, end over end, topsy-turvy; in confusion
adv. 2. 1969 Amer. dial. – in all directions, confusedly
 
 ASS-OVER-TIN CUP(S)
adv. 1. 1963 Amer. sl. – head over heels, end over end, topsy-turvy; in confusion
adv. 2. 1969 Amer. dial. – in all directions, confusedly
 
 ASS-OVER-TIP
adv. 1976 Amer. sl. – head over heels, end over end, topsy-turvy; in confusion
 
 ASS-OVER-TIT
adv. 1938 Amer. sl. – head over heels, end over end, topsy-turvy; in confusion
 
 ASS PACK
n. 1952 US sl. – a fanny pack; a small pouch on a belt, for money and other valuables, worn round the waist or hips
 
 ASS PAPER
n. 1939 US sl. – toilet paper
 
 ASS-PEDDLER
n. 1. 1942 US sl. – anyone who sells their body, as a prostitute, male or female
n. 2. 20C US sl. – a pimp, a procurer
 
 ASS PIRATE
n. 1980s US sl. – a male homosexual
 
 ASS-POOTS
n. 1968 Amer. sl. – beans
 
 ASS PRO
n. 1960s Aust. & US sl. – a male homosexual prostitute
 
 ASS QUEEN
n. 1980s US homosexual sl. – one whose primary area of sexual interest is the buttocks
 
 ASS RAIDER
n. 1. 1980s US sl. – a male homosexual
n. 2. 1980s US homosexual sl. – the active partner in anal intercourse
 
 ASS-RIPPER
n. 1. 1965 Amer. dial. – a dive in which the diver strikes the water buttocks-first
n. 2. 1968 US college sl. – a difficult course or examination
 
 ASS-SCRATCHER
n. 1. 1934 Amer. sl. – an idler; a loafer
n. 2. 1990s US sl. – something that makes one think
 
 ASS’S GALLOP
n. 2003 Irish sl. – a brief period of time
 
 ASS-SHIP
n. 1610 obs. – the condition or quality of being an ass
 
 ASS-SIDE-BEFORE
adv. 1969 Amer. dial. – backwards, inside out, in reversed position
 
 ASS-SUCKER
n. 1943 Amer. sl. – one who curries favour; a toady, a sycophant
 
 ASSTERIORS
n. 20C US sl. – the buttocks
 
 ASS-TICKLER
n. 1972 Amer. sl. – something amusing
 
 ASS-TIGHT
adj. 1. 1960 Amer. sl. – very tight
adj. 2. 1966 Amer. sl. – of friends: very close
adj. 3. 1966 Amer. sl. – very efficient
 
 ASS TIME
n. 1994 US sl. – time wasted sitting around
 
 ASS-TO AND EVERY WHICHAWAY
adv. 1930s Amer. sl. – backwards; askew; upside-down
 
 ASS-TO-ELBOW
adj. 1980s US sl. – extremely crowded
 
 ASSUEFACTION
n. 1644 obs. – the state of being accustomed, or the act of accustoming; use; habituation
 
 ASS-UGLY
adj. 1990s US sl. – very unattractive
 
 ASSUMACY
n. 1940 Amer. dial. – presumption
 
 ASSUME THE ANGLE
vb. 1940 US sl. – to kneel for punishment doled out as part of a hazing ritual
 
 ASSUME THE POSITION
vb. 1940 US sl. – to kneel for punishment doled out as part of a hazing ritual
 
 ASS UP
vb. 1. 1932 Amer. sl. – to botch, to spoil something; to mess up
vb. 2. 2000s African-American sl. – to take drugs; to get intoxicated on drugs
 
 ASS UP TO
vb. 1970 Amer. dial. – to toady to, to curry favour
 
 ASS UP TO TEACUP
adv. 1967 Amer. dial. – completely, thoroughly, from head to toe
 
 ASS WATCHER
n. 1950s US homosexual sl. – one who walks the streets looking for a potential sexual partner
 
 ASS-WAXING
n. 1967 Amer. sl. – a thrashing, a trouncing, a beating
 
 ASSWAYS
adv. 1934 Amer. sl. – backwards; askew; upside-down
 
 ASS-WHIPPED
adj. 1974 Amer. sl. – physically exhausted
 
 ASS-WHIPPING
n. 1825 – a severe beating; also, in a contest, a decisive defeat
 
 ASS-WIPE
n. 1. 1942 US military sl. – invasion currency
n. 2. 1947 sl., rare, orig. US – nonsense, rubbish
n. 3. 1952 Amer. sl. – a worthless, contemptible person, esp. if also obsequious; one who curries favour; a toady; a useless, annoying person
n. 4. 1958 Amer. sl. – material for wiping the anus; toilet paper
 
 ASS-WIPER
n. 1. 1950 Amer. sl. – one who abjectly curries favour; a toady
n. 2. 1950s sl. – toilet paper
n. 3. 1960s drugs sl. – a severe  heroin addiction
n. 4. 1966 Amer. sl. – something overpoweringly difficult to deal with
 
 ASSWOMAN
n. 1728 obs. rare – a woman who drives or hires out asses
 
 ASSWOMANSHIP
n. 1803 obs. rare – the art or practice of riding on an ass, as demonstrated by a woman
 
 ASSY
adj. 1. 1980s sl. – mean; malicious; stubborn; impolite; sarcastic; debased
adj. 2. 20C Amer. sl. – of the seat of a pair of trousers or skirt: shiny
adj. 3. E20 US – uppity, overbearing, brash
adj. 4. 2000s African-American sl. – insignificant, second-rate, unimportant
 
 ASSY-FUSSY
adv. 1967 Amer. dial. – backside foremost; in reverse position, inside out
 
 ASSYPET
n. 1870 Sc. & Ireland – an idle or slatternly woman; a dirty little creature
 
 ASSYPOD
n. 1856 Sc. & Eng. dial. – a dirty, slatternly woman

 ​ASTAMAGOOTIS
n. 1980 Amer. dial. – a restless person; a worrywart
 
 ASTARD-BA
n. 1930s semi back-slang – a bastard
 
 A-STATE
n. 2002 US sl. – Arkansas
 
 ASTE
n. E17 UK criminals’ sl. – money 
 
 ASTEAD
adv. 1856 Eng. dial. – instead
 
 ASTEER
adv. 1794 Sc. – moving about, active, bustling
 
 ASTERISK
n. 1900s Aust. euphemism – used for any unspecified profanity 
 
 ASTERN (OF) THE LIGHTER
adj. 1891 Amer. sl. – tardy, late, behind, lagging behind
 
 AS THE ACTRESS SAID TO THE BISHOP
phr. 1930s sl. – used after a remark, turning what may have been a perfectly innocent comment into a sexual innuendo; e.g. ‘pull it out and we’ll see how long it is…as the actress said to the bishop’
 
 AS THE CAT JUMPS
adv. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – eventually

• ASTHENOPHOBIA
n. Bk1991 – an abnormal fear of weakness
 
 AS THE SKUA FLIES
phr. 1936 Antarctica usage –  in a straight line 
 
 AS THEY BREW, SO LET THEM BAKE
phr. 1599 – as they begin, so let them proceed
 
 ASTHMA
n. 20C Amer. sl., World War II usage – a company wit; one full of ‘wheezes’ (jokes) 
 
 ASTHMATICS
n. 1816 Sc. – asthma
 
 ASTHMA DOG
n. 1953 Amer. dial. – a chihuahua
 
 ASTHMY
n. 1938 Amer. sl. – asthma
 
 ASTHORE
n. 1869 Ireland – a term of endearment, my treasure!
 
 ASTONATE
adj. 1513 obs. – astounded
 
 ASTONIED
adj. 1388 – astonished, in consternation
 
 ASTONISHER
n. 1888 Amer. journalists’ sl. – an exclamation point 
 
 ASTON VILLA
n. 1. 1990s rhyming sl. – a pillow
n. 2. 1990s rhyming sl. – a pillar 
 
 ASTONY
vb. 1340 arch. – to stun, astonish, astound, bewilder; to terrify, to confound with fear or amazement 
 
 ASTOOP
adv. 1889 Eng. dial. – of an aged person: bent, stooping
 
 ASTOOR
adv. 1863 Eng. dial. – speedily, shortly, very quickly
 
 ASTORBILT
n. 1. 1965 Amer. jocular usage – a member of the ‘best society’ of a community 
n. 2. 1969 Amer. jocular usage – a person who overdresses 
 
 ASTORE
adv. 1863 Eng. dial. – speedily, shortly, very quickly
 
 ASTORPERIOUS
adj. 1935 Amer. dial. – haughty, arrogant
 
 ASTOR’S PET COW
n. 1. 1967 Amer. dial. – a self-important person; an arrogant or haughty person
n. 2. 1967 Amer. dial. – an overly dressed-up or made-up person
 
• ASTOR’S PET HORSE
n. 1. 1967 Amer. dial. – a self-important person
n. 2. 1967 Amer. dial. – an overly dressed-up or made-up person
 
• ASTOR’S PET PONY
n. 1. 1967 Amer. dial. – a self-important person
n. 2. 1967 Amer. dial. – an overly dressed-up or made-up person
 
• ASTOR’S PET POODLE
n. 1967 Amer. dial. – a self-important person; an arrogant or haughty person
 
• ASTOR’S PLUSH HORSE
n. 1. 1967 Amer. dial. – a self-important person
n. 2. 1950 Amer. dial. – an overly dressed-up or made-up person
 
• ASTOUND
adj. 1764 Sc. & Eng. dial. obs. – astonished; stunned

• ASTRAGALOMANCY
n. Bk1991 – divination involving dice or knuckle-bones, in which letters are marked on the faces of the dice and the future is foretold from the words formed as the dice fall
 
• ASTRAPHOBIA
n. 1873 – a morbid fear of thunder and lightning

• ASTRAPOPHOBIA
n. Bk1991 – an abnormal fear of lightning
 
• ASTRE
n. a1500 obs. – a hearth; a home
 
• ASTREN
adj. Bk1898 Sc. – having a frightful or ghastly appearance
 
• ASTRIDDLE
adv. Bk1898 Eng. dial. – astride; with the legs wide apart
 
• ASTRIDDLING
adj. 1875 Eng. dial. – sitting astride

• ASTROLATRY
n. Bk1991 – the worship of the heavenly bodies

• ASTROMANCY
n. Bk1991 – divination by observation of the stars
 
• ASTRONAUT
n. 1. 1880 obs. rare – a (fictional) spacecraft
n. 2. 1990 sl. – a ‘high-flying’ business person; esp. one who remains working in one country (typically in E. Asia) after his or her family has emigrated to another, and who frequently commutes between the two
n. 3. 2003 US sl. – the buttocks; the anus
 
• ASTRONOMER
n. 19C sl. – a horse carrying its head high
 
• ASTRONOMIC
adj. 1923 colloq. – of numbers, distances, etc.: very large
 
• ASTRONOMICAL
adj. 1871 colloq. – of numbers, distances, etc.: very large
 
• ASTRONOMICALLY
adv. 1949 colloq. – very, extremely (small, large, etc.)

• ASTROPHILE
n. Bk1991 – a person strongly attracted to knowledge about the stars

• ASTROPHOBIA
n. Bk1991 – an abnormal fear of the stars
 
• ASTROSCOPY
n. 19C obs. – observation of the stars
 
• ASTRO TRAVEL
n. 1970s US drugs sl. – imaginary space travel while under the influence of a psychedelic or psychotropic drug
 
• ASTRO TURF
n. 2003 UK sl. – marijuana
 
• ASTROUT
adv. 1869 Eng. dial. – stretched out stiffly
 
 ASTRUT
adv. Bk1898 Eng. dial. – stretched out; projecting
 
 ASTUCIOUS
adj. 1823 – astute, subtle, crafty, cunning, shrewd
 
 ASWAIP
adv. Bk1898 Sc. & Eng. dial. – aslant, on one side
 
 ASWASH
adv. Bk1898 Eng. dial. – awry, aslant
 
 ASWEE
adj. 1927 Sc. – swinging, on the swing
 
 ASWIM
adv. 1792 Sc. – afloat, covered with water
 
 ASWINT
adv. 1896 Eng. dial. – awry, crooked, obliquely
 
 ASWIR
adv. Bk1898 Eng. dial. – diagonally, aslant
 
 ASWISH
adv. Bk1898 Eng. dial. – aslant, slantwise
 
 ASWOON
adv. c1386 – in a swoon


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