The Alternative English Dictionary: asshat

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asshat pronunciation
  • (US) /ˈæshæt/
etymology From the slang expression have one's head up one's ass, thus, wearing the ass as a hat. The term is extended to people who are clueless or bumbling, who don't understand what is going on.
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. (pejorative, slang, vulgar) An obnoxiously ignorant person; a fool.
    • 2007, John Hargrave, Prank the Monkey: The Zug Book of Pranks, Citadel Press, ISBN 0806527803, page 188, Anyone who would make a claim like this on national TV is a real asshat.
Synonyms: See also
  • hastas
  • Shasta

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