from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A male ass or donkey.
  • n. A foolish or stupid person; a blockhead: "You've acted like an irrational jackass and it's time you stopped” ( Margaret Truman).

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A male donkey.
  • n. A foolish or stupid person.
  • n. An inappropriately rude or obnoxious person.
  • proper n. A jack and an ace as a starting hand in Texas hold 'em due to phonetic similarity
  • v. To behave very obnoxiously.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The male ass; a donkey.
  • n. A conceited dolt; a perverse blockhead; -- disparaging and offensive.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A male ass; a jack.
  • n. Hence A very stupid or ignorant person: used in contempt.
  • n. Nautical, same as hawse-bag.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. male donkey
  • n. a man who is a stupid incompetent fool


Sorry, no etymologies found.



Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.

  • Male donkey: Not only was a hourse used as transportation, so was jackass's. (newbury house dic.)

    October 30, 2010

  • Citation on unctuous.

    June 28, 2008

  • This word insults donkeys.

    February 28, 2008