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Webster 1913 Edition


Jackass

Jack′assˊ

,
Noun.
[2d
jack + ass
.]
1.
The male ass; a donkey.
2.
A conceited dolt; a perverse blockhead; – disparaging and offensive.
Jackass bark
(Naut.)
,
a three-masted vessel, with only the foremast square-rigged; a barkentine.
Jackass deer
(Zool.)
,
the koba.
Jackass hare
,
Jackass rabbit
(Zool.)
.
See
Jack rabbit
, under 2d
Jack
,
Noun.
Jackass penguin
(Zool.)
,
any species of penguin of the genus
Spheniscus
, of which several are known. One species (
Spheniscus demersus
) inhabits the islands near the Cape of Good Hope; another (
Spheniscus Magellanicus
) is found at the Falkland Islands. They make a noise like the braying of an ass; – hence the name.
Laughing jackass
.
(Zool.)
See under
Laughing
.

Webster 1828 Edition


Jackass

JACK'ASS

,
Noun.
The male of the ass.

Definition 2021


jackass

jackass

See also: jack-ass

English

Alternative forms

Noun

jackass (plural jackasses)

  1. A male donkey.
  2. A foolish or stupid person.
  3. An inappropriately rude or obnoxious person.

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Proper noun

jackass

  1. (poker slang) A jack and an ace as a starting hand in Texas hold 'em due to phonetic similarity

Verb

jackass (third-person singular simple present jackasses, present participle jackassing, simple past and past participle jackassed)

  1. (rare) To behave very obnoxiously.

References

  • Rich McComas (2004-12-05), “Holdem Secrets - 400+ Pocket Cards”, in (Please provide the title of the work), retrieved 2008-08-07

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