Definition of Jackass

1. Noun. A man who is a stupid incompetent fool.

Exact synonyms: Bozo, Cuckoo, Fathead, Goof, Goofball, Goose, Twat, Zany
Generic synonyms: Fool, Muggins, Sap, Saphead, Tomfool
Derivative terms: Goof, Goofy, Goosey, Goosy, Zany, Zany

2. Noun. Male donkey.
Exact synonyms: Jack
Generic synonyms: Ass

Definition of Jackass

1. n. The male ass; a donkey.

Definition of Jackass

1. Noun. A male donkey. ¹

2. Noun. A foolish or stupid person. ¹

3. Noun. An inappropriately rude or obnoxious person. ¹

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

5. Verb. (rare) To behave very obnoxiously. ¹

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Definition of Jackass

1. a male donkey [n -ES] - See also: donkey

Medical Definition of Jackass

1. 1. The male ass; a donkey. 2. A conceited dolt; a perverse blockhead. Jackass bark See Laughing. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Jackass

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1. Austral English: A Dictionary of Australasian Words, Phrases and Usages with by Edward Ellis Morris (1898)
"The Archbishop inquired the name of a curious bird which had attracted his attention. 'Your grace, we call that the laughing jackass in this country, ..."

2. History of California by Theodore Henry Hittell (1898)
"His owner, in searching for him, struck jackass Gulch, a mile or two up the river and near what is now Robinson's Ferry, which upon examination proved to be ..."

3. Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature by H.W. Wilson Company (1916)
"Harper 133:138-45 Je '16 Pilgrim ot jackass Bar. Sunset 36:16-18 F '16 Troubadour of Little Poison. Harper 133:260-6 Jl '16 Two bad men from ..."

4. Oceana, Or, England and Her Colonies by James Anthony Froude (1887)
"... Gardens—Beauty of them—New Acquaintances— The Australian Magpie— The Laughing jackass—Interviewers—Talk of Confederation—Sail for Melbourne—Aspect of ..."

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