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  • adj. Like an ass; stupid or obstinate; asinine.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Resembling an ass; asinine; stupid or obstinate.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining to or resembling an ass; asinine; absurdly stupid or obstinate: as, “the assish kind,” Udall, Luke xix.; “an assish phrase,”

Etymologies

ass +‎ -ish (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • An ass hat is a gentleman who has hair parted down the middle, with two assish wings of hair presiding over his majestic dome.

    Lexicon | clusterflock

  • Further, he quickly got him a beast to ride on, far, for sumptuous glory, beyond -- though as to nature as assish a creature as -- that on which Balaam was wont to ride; and by this exaltation he not only became more stately, but the horns of the beast would push for him.

    The Riches of Bunyan

  • Further, He quickly got him a beast to ride on, far, for sumptuous glory, beyond (though as to nature, as assish a creature as) that on which Baalam was wont to ride: And by this exaltation he became not only more stately, but the horns of the beast would push for him (Rev 17: 3-6).

    Works of John Bunyan — Volume 02

  • It is the gentle nudge, the sheepish smile, the slightly pain-in-the-assish, "You still love me, don't you?"

    Newspaper Tree

  • A long day of standing in life-stealing, long-ass lines became even more criminal and assish as I counted the minutes before I could rip into the most awesome of delayed Christmas presents.

    Entertainment Weekly's PopWatch

  • Wilson grabs the elevator door just before it closes to ride with House and profess his admiration for House's assish nobility.

    DeadOn...

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