Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Cockney rhyming slang arse

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

Shortened from Aristotle, Cockney rhyming slang for bottle, itself shortened from bottle and glass, Cockney rhyming slang for arse.

Examples

  • Winter said he was betting against Eric in aris . . .

    Crossed

  • Winter said he was betting against Eric in aris . . .

    Crossed

  • Inscribed underneath were the words Agripp(ina) Aug(usta) divi Claud(ii) Neronis Caes(aris) mater, “Agrippina Augusta, mother of the divine Claudius Nero Caesar.”

    Caesars’ Wives

  • The genius's drive to create prolifically may be biological, Gardner suggests, "aris [ing] from a temperament that seeks arousal."

    The Puzzle Of Genius

  • Does the life coaching come with a free kick up the aris?

    Ms R's new look dictatorship

  • Rome, fought at that time pro aris et focis, for their hearths and altars.

    A Philosophical Dictionary

  • Thus it is that the weakness of our intellect and the perversity of our will lend each other mutual support; and that, generally, a disputant fights not for truth, but for his proposition, as though it were a battle pro aris et focis.

    The Art of Controversy

  • He was a tall, lean, aris-tocralic Naval Academy graduate whose talent lay more in establishing himself as Ie grand phoque at the poolside cocktail bar at the cercle sportif than playing full-contact mud-sucking with the Khmer Rouge.

    Rogue Warrior

  • Falstaff's discourse on honor in I Henry IV is a paradoxical redefinition of an aris - tocratic value long unquestioned but, after the decline of active feudalism, a topic for the anti-idealist para - doxists of the Renaissance.

    LITERARY PARADOX

  • This apocalyptic program involved a reformation of the sacerdotal aris - tocracy that controlled the cultus of the Temple at

    Dictionary of the History of Ideas

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.