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 Dictionary entry overview: What does ass mean? 

ASS (noun)
  The noun ASS has 4 senses:

1. the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on
2. a pompous fool
3. hardy and sure-footed animal smaller and with longer ears than the horse
4. slang for sexual intercourse

  Familiarity information: ASS used as a noun is uncommon.

 Dictionary entry details 

ASS (noun)

Sense 1ass [BACK TO TOP]


The fleshy part of the human body that you sit on

Classified under:

Nouns denoting body parts


hind end; hindquarters; keister; nates; posterior; prat; rear end; tooshie; tush; fanny; derriere; buttocks; arse; buns; ass; behind; backside; fundament; seat; rump; tail end; bottom; stern; tail; can; rear; bum; butt

Context examples:

he deserves a good kick in the butt / are you going to sit on your fanny and do nothing?

Hypernyms ("ass" is a kind of...):

body part (any part of an organism such as an organ or extremity)

Holonyms ("ass" is a part of...):

body; torso; trunk (the body excluding the head and neck and limbs)

Sense 2ass [BACK TO TOP]


A pompous fool

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Hypernyms ("ass" is a kind of...):

fool; muggins; sap; saphead; tomfool (a person who lacks good judgment)

Sense 3ass [BACK TO TOP]


Hardy and sure-footed animal smaller and with longer ears than the horse

Classified under:

Nouns denoting animals

Hypernyms ("ass" is a kind of...):

equid; equine (hoofed mammals having slender legs and a flat coat with a narrow mane along the back of the neck)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "ass"):

domestic ass; donkey; Equus asinus (domestic beast of burden descended from the African wild ass; patient but stubborn)

jack; jackass (male donkey)

jennet; jenny; jenny ass (female donkey)

wild ass (any of several equine mammals of Asia and northeast Africa)

Holonyms ("ass" is a member of...):

Equus; genus Equus (type genus of the Equidae: only surviving genus of the family Equidae)

Sense 4ass [BACK TO TOP]


Slang for sexual intercourse

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions


piece of ass; shtup; screwing; roll in the hay; piece of tail; fuck; nooky; nookie; fucking; ass; shag; screw

Hypernyms ("ass" is a kind of...):

carnal knowledge; coition; coitus; congress; copulation; intercourse; relation; sex act; sexual congress; sexual intercourse; sexual relation (the act of sexual procreation between a man and a woman; the man's penis is inserted into the woman's vagina and excited until orgasm and ejaculation occur)

Domain usage:

dirty word; filth; obscenity; smut; vulgarism (an offensive or indecent word or phrase)

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