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You're about as useful as a one-legged man at an arse kicking contest.
Rowan Atkinson

Meaning of "arse" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD ARSE

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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF ARSE

arse  [ɑːs] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF ARSE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Arse is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES ARSE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Arse

Arse or ARSE may refer to: ▪ British English Anglo-Saxon word for the buttocks, usually replaced by "ass" by US and some Canadian English speakers. ▪ "arsehole", a similar British/Irish/Scottish/Canadian/Australian/New Zealand term for the anus, equivalent to "asshole" in American English. ▪ Arylsulfatase E, an arylsulfatase gene; deficiencies of it are associated with X-linked recessive chondrodysplasia punctata ▪ Animal Research - Scientific and Experimental, a fictional animal research centre in the book The Plague Dogs. ▪ Seigneurie d'Arse, a French wine from the Fitou region.

Definition of arse in the English dictionary

The first definition of arse in the dictionary is the buttocks. Other definition of arse is the anus. Arse is also a stupid person; fool.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE ARSE

ars poetica
arse about
arse licker
arse-licking
arsed
arsehole
arsenal
arsenate
arseniate
arsenic
arsenic acid
arsenic poisoning
arsenic trioxide
arsenical
arsenide
arsenious
arsenite
arseno
arsenopyrite
arsenous

WORDS THAT END LIKE ARSE

adverse
as a matter of course
converse
course
curse
diverse
endorse
for the worse
horse
in due course
matter of course
matter-of-course
nurse
of course
par for the course
Registered General Nurse
reverse
universe
verse
worse

Synonyms and antonyms of arse in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «ARSE»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «arse» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of arse
ass · backside · behind · bottom · bum · buns · butt · buttocks · fundament · jacksy · posterior · rear · rump · seat · tail · tush

Translation of «arse» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF ARSE

Find out the translation of arse to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of arse from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «arse» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

屁股
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

culo
570 millions of speakers

English

arse
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

गधा
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الحمار
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

попка
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

ass
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

গাধা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

cul
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Keldai
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Arsch
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ロバ
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

엉덩이
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Pantat
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

ass
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

கழுதை
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

गाढव
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

eşek
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

culo
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

tyłek
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

попка
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

cur
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

κώλο
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

gat
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

ass
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

ass
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of arse

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «ARSE»

The term «arse» is quite widely used and occupies the 23.391 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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Principal search tendencies and common uses of arse
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «ARSE» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «arse» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «arse» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about arse

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7 QUOTES WITH «ARSE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word arse.
1
Rowan Atkinson
You're about as useful as a one-legged man at an arse kicking contest.
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e. e. cummings
A politician is an arse upon which everyone has sat except a man.
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Ryan Kwanten
Whether I fall on my feet or fall on my arse, I dunno. You've got to take those risks.
4
Wendell Mayes
Some smart man once said that on the most exalted throne in the world, we are seated on nothing but our own arse.
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Francis Picabia
My arse contemplates those who talk behind my back.
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Harold Pinter
I could be a bit of a pain in the arse. Since I've come out of my cancer, I must say I intend to be even more of a pain in the arse.
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Arabella Weir
If, however, you have richer pursuits in mind and know that no woman should be judged by how she looks - that everything she brings to the party is more important than the size of her arse - then refuse to be sucked into the never ending whirligig of self-doubting, self-hating madness that is stop-start dieting and crazy new exercise regimes.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «ARSE»

Discover the use of arse in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to arse and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Horse's Arse
This is the story of some of those police officers - the Grim Brothers, Psycho, Pizza, Piggy Malone and others, a group of hooligans in uniform and their journey through excess, despair and finally some form of salvation.
Charlie Owen, 2010
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Poetry my arse: a poem
An epic poem explores the world of Dubliner Ace de Horner, who is going blind, but whose vanity convinces him that his eyesight is actually improving
Brendan Kennelly, 1995
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Arse
This mini book includes celebrity arses, bum chat-up lines, a history of great and worthy arses, the best bum jokes ever and much much more. (_!_) a regular arse (__!__) a fat arse (!) a tight arse (_x_) kiss my arse
Ophelia Balls, Jasmine Birtles, 2004
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"Kicking Bishop Brennan Up the Arse": Negotiating Texts and ...
This collection of essays reconsiders aspects of Irish studies through the medium of literary and cultural theory.
Eugene O'Brien, 2009
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Dark Continent my Black Arse
In 2003 Sihle Khumalo decided to give up a lucrative job and a comfortable life style in Durban and to celebrate his 30th birthday by crossing the continent from south to north.
Shile Khumalo, 2011
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Go Kick Arse Ma!
GO KICK ARSE MA IS A COLLECTION OF EVENTS AND ADVENTURES ENCOUNTERED WHILE WORKING AS THE COOK AND STATION HAND IN THE MUSTERING CREWS ON THE OUTBACK CATTLE STATIONS IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA.IN THE OFF SEASON WORK WAS IN AN IRON ORE MINE OR ...
Gail Brenssell-Rakuraku, 2012
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Cheers My Arse!: The Funniest Drinking Stories You'll Ever Read
Richard Harris, Peter O'Toole, Oliver Reid and Richard Burton, to name a few ? and the escapades of modern-day drinking heroes (like the Gallagher brothers and Johnny Vegas), this is the perfect book for anyone who's ever had one too many .
Ricky Tomlinson, 2007
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Kiss My Arse: The Story of the Pogues
The story of The Pogues is as vivid as the music they've been making for the last 20 years.
Carol Clerk, 2009
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Arse Over Teakettle: An Irreverent Story of Coming of Age ...
Tom Hudson and his friend "Shorty" discovered it in the secluded laneways and avenues of a deceptively quiet Toronto neighbourhood. Arse Over Teakettle is an intriguing tale of Tom Hudson's boyhood escapades in Toronto during the 1940s.
Doug Taylor, 2010
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Football My Arse!: The Funniest Football Book You'll Ever Read
Recounted with Ricky Tomlinson's trademark wit, this is a bright and brilliantly entertaining collection that will delight football fans everywhere.
Ricky Tomlinson, 2006

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «ARSE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term arse is used in the context of the following news items.
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Millie Mackintosh stars with ex-Nobu chef as she learns to make …
Health conscious Millie tells the camera that it's a 'freezing day' and she hopes her trainer Russell will 'kick' her 'arse' and 'wake me up'. «Daily Mail, Jul 15»
2
Can a man ever get away with wearing cowboy boots?
Gene Hunt spent much of Ashes to Ashes strutting about London, kicking arse and taking names in a slinky pair of snakeskin numbers. «Telegraph.co.uk, Jul 15»
3
How dodgy door policies keep black people out of nightclubs
If yous go out the together then the ones who were let in should of told the club to stick it up their arse if the other folk were not getting in, There ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
4
Ashes 2015: A game of village cricket showed how close we are
There's not a club in the Mercantile I haven't bored the arse off!” Sunday's spectacle was perhaps slightly enhanced by Alec doing a day's ... «The Australian, Jul 15»
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Pietersen's exile reflects power coaches now hold over talent
Pietersen might be a pain in the arse to deal with but who's more likely to win England the Ashes – the pain in the arse player or the smooth suit ... «Irish Times, Jul 15»
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Warren Ellis Writing The James Bond 007 Comic, Jason Masters …
But if someone asked me to write a James Bond film, you wouldn't see my arse for dust. Sad, innit? I've read most of the Ian Fleming novels, ... «Bleeding Cool News, Jul 15»
7
Top Gear: the best moments of Series 22
"If you want to write to the BBC and say this is some rare tree that must be preserved, you can stick it up your arse," added the furiously frozen ... «Telegraph.co.uk, Jul 15»
8
See Ant-Man Recut Into a Terrifyingly Goofy '50s B-Movie
If Ant-Man turns out to be one of the summer's sleepier blockbusters, we may be dreaming (begging) for Castle's patented jolt to the arse. «Esquire.com, Jul 15»
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James Bond 007: revisiting Licence To Kill
When you're up to your ankles, you'll kiss my arse to kill you.” The writers gift Robert Davi many zingers, and Davi duly zings. The above line ... «Den Of Geek, Jul 15»
10
'I'm still a nuffy supporter': Brownless
“It wasn't being a smart-arse or anything like that, it was just we were happy … and that nuffy supporter (thing), you know? And I reckon we're ... «Fox Sports, Jul 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Arse [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/arse>. Mar 2019 ».
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