Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Vulgar Slang The anus.
  • n. Vulgar Slang A thoroughly contemptible, detestable person.
  • n. Vulgar Slang The most miserable or undesirable place in a particular area.

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  • n. The anus.
  • n. A jerk; an inappropriately or objectionably mean, inconsiderate, contemptible, obnoxious, intrusive, or rude person.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. insulting terms of address for people who are stupid or irritating or ridiculous
  • n. vulgar slang for anus

Etymologies

ass2 + hole.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Variation of earlier arsehole, from Middle English arshole, arcehoole, equivalent to ass +‎ hole. Cognate with Norwegian rasshøl ("asshole"), Swedish arsle ("asshole"). Compare also German Arschloch ("asshole"). Attested from the 1370s, replacing earlier Old English earsþerl ("anus", literally "arse thirl"). First recorded in Middle English, as ers hole (Glouc. Cath. Manuscript 19. No. I. , dated 1379, cited after OED), ars-hole (Bodleian Ashmole MS. 1396, dated ca. 1400, ed. Robert Von Fleischhacker as Lanfrank's "Science of Cirurgie", EETS 102, 1894, cited after OED.) (Wiktionary)

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  • January 23, 2011

  • :-(

    December 23, 2009

  • I'd like to add a new definition for this term: a person who, too lazy to properly clean the snow and ice off his car or truck, goes driving around at 50+ m.p.h. so that the sheet of ice and snow from his roof flies off and lands, if not on another car's windshield, at least on its hood or the ground beneath it in such a way that it's impossible for the other driver to steer around the shattering hunks of mess, thereby causing the other driver to incur significant damage to her vehicle and/or person, not to mention any small people who might be in the car with her—say, her seven-week-old baby. Oh, and the bill for several hundred dollars to fix the car, even if one has insurance, is particularly welcome THE FRIGGIN' WEEK OF CHRISTMAS.

    People, if you live in a snowy area, take the time to clean off your car properly. This public service announcement brought to you by One Pissed-Off Bear.

    December 23, 2009