2 (defs 1, 2).
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Chronicles (1 of 6): The Description of Britaine Raphaell Holinshed
a stupid person; fool
(Austral) effrontery; cheek
get one’s arse into gear, to start to do something seriously and quickly
“buttocks,” Old English ærs “tail, rump,” from Proto-Germanic *arsoz (cf. Old Saxon, Old High German, Old Norse ars, Middle Dutch ærs, German Arsch “buttock”), cognate with Greek orros “tail, rump, base of the spine,” Hittite arrash, Armenian or “buttock,” Old Irish err “tail.” Middle English had arse-winning “money obtained by prostitution” (late 14c.).
- Arse licker
noun (slang) a person who curries favour
adjective (slang) be arsed, to be willing, inclined, or prepared (esp in the phrase can’t be arsed)
variant of , especially before a vowel.
a place of storage or a magazine containing arms and military equipment for land or naval service. a government establishment where military equipment or munitions are manufactured. a collection or supply of weapons or munitions. a collection or supply of anything; store: He came to the meeting with an impressive arsenal of new research data. […]