Ass etymology


English word ass comes from Proto-Indo-European *ors-, and later Proto-Germanic *arsaz (Arse/ass, anus, buttocks.)

Etymology of ass

Detailed word origin of ass

Dictionary entry Language Definition
*ors- Proto-Indo-European (ine)
*arsaz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Arse/ass, anus, buttocks.
ærs Old English (ang) The arse; the buttocks or anus.
ars Middle English (enm)
arse English (en) (chiefly, UK, pejorative, _, slang) A stupid, mean or despicable person.. (dated, _, in, _, New England, current in, _) The buttocks or more specifically, the anus. (slang, intransitive) To be silly, act stupid or mess around.
ass English (en) (slang) One's self or person, chiefly their body.. (slang) Used in similes to express something bad or unpleasant.. (vulgar, slang) Used after an adjective to indicate extremes or excessiveness.. (vulgar, slang) anus. (vulgar, slang) buttocks. (vulgar, slang, uncountable) sex.

Words with the same origin as ass

Descendants of *ors-

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