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jackasses (tomfool)

jackasses is a plural form of jackass

jackass (tomfool)

Definition:

a person who is a stupid incompetent fool

Class:

person noun (people)

Plural:

jackasses

Type of:

tomfool » simpleton » person » organism

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Synonyms:

bozo | cuckoo | fathead | goof | goofball | goose | horse's ass | zany | twat [obscenity]

Etymology:

"jack" (Noun) + "ass" (1). Meaning "stupid person" is attested from 1823.
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

All senses of jackasses...

Definition references  (+images)

Merriam-Webster:

horse's ass [vulgar] | blockhead [synonym]

a stupid or incompetent person; "blockhead" (6 of 45 words, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/horse's ass

Cambridge Dictionary:

horse's ass [United States, offensive]

a stupid and annoying person (5 of 30 words, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/horse-s-ass

Wiktionary:

horse's ass | horses' asses [plural]

[vulgar, idiomatic] A jerk; an unpleasant, unlikable person; an asshole. | [vulgar, idiomatic] A thing or person which is visually unappealing. (20 of 21 words, 2 definitions, 2 usage examples)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/horse's ass

Random House Dictionary:

horse''s ass [slang, vulgar] | horse's ass

a stupid or foolish person. (5 of 9 words)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/horses-ass

Collins Dictionary:

fathead [informal] | fool [synonym] | fatheaded [adjective, derived]

a stupid person; fool (4 of 323 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/fathead

Wikipedia:

Fathead [disambiguation]

may refer to: Any of several kinds of fish: Fathead carp | Fathead minnow | Fathead sculpin | Cubiceps | Trochocopus pulcher of the family Labridae | Psychrolutes microporos of the family Psychrolutidae | David "Fathead" Newman, a jazz musician |... (34 of 140 words, 12 definitions)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Fathead

Oxford Dictionary:

fathead [informal] | fat-headed [derived] | fat-headedness [derived]

a stupid person (3 of 38 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/fathead

fathead | fatheaded [derived] | fatheadedness [derived]

Syllabification: (fat┬Ěhead) | [informal] | a stupid person. (6 of 34 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/american english​/fathead

Macmillan British Dictionary:

fathead [countable, informal] | fatheads [plural] | fatheaded [adjective, related]

someone who is stupid (4 of 33 words, pronunciations)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/fathead

American Heritage Dictionary:

fathead [slang] | fatheaded [adjective, related] | fatheadedly [adverb, related] | fatheadedness [noun, related]

A stupid person. (3 of 9 words)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/fathead

New World Dictionary:

fathead [slang] | blockhead [synonym]

a stupid person; blockhead (4 of 7 words)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/fathead

Columbia Encyclopedia:

ass | ghor-khar | burro | donkey | jackass | kiang | kulan | jenny

hoofed, herbivorous mammal of the genus "Equus", closely related to the horse. It's distinguished from the horse by its small size, large head, long ... (24 of 102 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/sci​/A​0805052​.html

Britannica Encyclopedia:

cuckoo [bird] | Eudynamys scolopacea [species]

any of numerous birds of the family Cuculidae. The name usually designates some 60 arboreal members of the subfamilies Cuculinae and Phaenicophaeinae. ... (22 of 541 words, 3 images)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/145811​/cuckoo

Encarta Dictionary:

horse's ass [insulting] | horse's asses [plural]

an offensive term for somebody who is disliked or considered objectionable (11 of 23 words)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861694994​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

jackass

First use: 1727

Origin: "jack" (Noun) + "ass" (1). Meaning "stupid person" is attested from 1823.

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=jackass

Collins Dictionary:

jackass

First use: 18th century

Origin: from jack1 (male) + ass1

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/jackass

New World Dictionary:

jackass

Origin: "jack-" + "ass"

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/jackass

jack-

Origin: Middle English Jacke, Jake from Old French Jaque, Jaques from ecclesiastical Late Latin Jacobus, "Jacob"

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/jack-prefix

ass

Origin: Middle English asse from Old English assa, assen: probably from Old Irish assan or Welsh asyn, both from Latin asinus | variant of "arse"

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/ass

Encarta Dictionary:

jackass | jackasses [plural]

First use: Early 18th century

Origin: the name Jack

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861677025​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Wiktionary:

jackass | jackasses [plural] | jackassed [past tense] | jackassing [present participle]

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "jackass"

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/jackass

Collins Dictionary:

jackass

Audio: British English pronunciation of "jackass"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/jackass

Macmillan British Dictionary:

jackass [countable] | jackasses [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "jackass"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/jackass

Macmillan American Dictionary:

jackass [countable] | jackasses [plural]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "jackass"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/jackass

Cambridge Dictionary:

jackass [entry 1, old-fashioned informal]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "jackass"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "jackass"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/jackass 1

the Free Dictionary:

jackass

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "jackass"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "jackass"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "jackass" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/jackass

Google Dictionary:

jackass | jackasses [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "jackass"

www​.google​.com​/#hl=en&tbs=dfn​:1&fp=1&q=jackass

Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

jackass

Audio: North American pronunciation of "jackass"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=jackas​01 word=jackass

YourDictionary Audio:

jackass

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "jackass" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/jackass

freedictionary.org:

jackass

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "jackass" by speech synthesizer

freedictionary​.org​/ Query=jackass

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