arsehole

I. n
British
1.
the anus. Asshole in American English.
2.
the arsehole of the universe / earth / world an extremely unpleasant place, especially one that is dirty, smelly and hot, but now by extension anywhere awful. The phrase was probably coined by troops stationed overseas, prompted by such captions as 'the pearl of the Ori-ent' or 'the gateway to the Pacific'.
3.
an extremely unpleasant person, espe-cially one who combines offensiveness with stupidity. The term, when used in Britain or Australia, is stronger than the
American equivalent asshole, and slightly different in emphasis. It shows real dis-taste and dislike rather than mild con-tempt.
II. vb
1.
British
to 'crawl', flatter or curry favour in a nauseating way.
Typically used at work about a fellow employee, this is probably inspired by the now dated expressions 'arsehole-crawler' or 'arse-hole-creep'.
► There he goes, arseholing again. It makes me sick.
2.
Australian
to throw someone out, to get rid of (an unwanted lover). The word is often used plaintively or resentfully by jilted teenagers.
► I can't understand it. Robyn arseholed me last night.

Contemporary slang . 2014.

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  • arsehole — arse hole ([aum]rs h[=o]l ), n. 1. execretory opening at the end of the alimentary canal. Syn: anus, arse, asshole [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • arsehole — (n.) c.1400, arce hoole; see ARSE (Cf. arse) + HOLE (Cf. hole) (n.). In Old English, Latin anus was glossed with earsðerl …   Etymology dictionary

  • arsehole — /ˈashoʊl/ (say ahshohl) Colloquial (taboo) –noun 1. the anus. 2. a. a despised person. b. a despised place: this town is the arsehole of the universe. –verb (t) 3. to remove (a person) from a place quickly and without ceremony; to throw (someone) …   Australian English dictionary

  • arsehole — noun a) The anus. The moment I sat on the toilet, my crap immediately came out of my arsehole. b) An inconsiderate or mean spirited person. Less vulgar and intense than fucker. Shut up, you big dummy! Hey! Dont call me big dummy, you arsehole! …   Wiktionary

  • arsehole — UK [ˈɑː(r)sˌhəʊl] / US [ˈɑrsˌhoʊl] noun [countable] Word forms arsehole : singular arsehole plural arseholes British offensive 1) an impolite word for an annoying or stupid person 2) an impolite word for the anus …   English dictionary

  • arsehole — [[t]ɑ͟ː(r)shoʊl[/t]] arseholes N COUNT (disapproval) If one person calls another person an arsehole, they think that person is extremely stupid or has behaved in a stupid way. [BRIT, VERY RUDE] (in AM, use asshole) …   English dictionary

  • Arsehole — 1) anus; 2) despised person, especially a male; person who is selfish, rude, unkind, etc.; 3) remove a person from a place quickly and without ceremony; throw someone out; 4) dismiss; sack …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • arsehole — Australian Slang 1. anus; 2. despised person, especially a male; person who is selfish, rude, unkind, etc.; 3. remove a person from a place quickly and without ceremony; throw someone out; 4. dismiss; sack …   English dialects glossary

  • arsehole — arse|hole [ˈa:shəul US ˈa:rshoul] n BrE spoken not polite 1.) a stupid and annoying person. Do not use this word. 2.) someone s ↑anus …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • arsehole — arse|hole [ ars,houl ] noun count BRITISH OFFENSIVE an ASSHOLE …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English


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