ass /s/ n. asses 1
a donkey: The ass is often used as a pack animal in remote mountain terrains. 2 vulg.slang
the buttocks 3 infrml.fig. to make an ass of oneself:
to behave stupidly: When he drinks too much, he makes an ass of himself.Usage Note:
To describe a part of the body, ass
is a vulgar term and should not be used in polite company. In American English, the terms posterior
are used in formal speech and writing: The firefighter was badly burned on his legs and buttocks. Bottom
is an informal term used around friends and acquaintances: My mother spanked my bottom when I hit my baby brother.