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arse1

Syllabification: arse

Entry from US English dictionary

noun

British spelling of ass2.

Origin

Old English ærs, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch aars and German Arsch.

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arse2

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Pronunciation: /ɑːs
 
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British vulgar slang

noun

1A person’s buttocks or anus.

verb

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1 [no object] (arse about/around) Behave in a stupid way; waste time.
2 [with object] (arse something up) Make a botched attempt at something.
3 (can't be arsed) Not want to do something because one has no interest in or enthusiasm for it.

Origin

Old English ærs, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch aars and German Arsch.

Phrases

arse about face

1
Contrary to what is usual, expected, or logical: he felt disoriented: everything seemed to be arse about face

arse over tit

2
So as to fall over in a sudden or dramatic way.

get off one's arse

3
Stop being lazy.

my arse!

4
Used to convey that one does not believe something that has just been said.

not know one's arse from one's elbow

5

talk out of one's arse

6

up your arse!

7
Used to express contempt for someone or something.

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