[haf-ast, hahf-] /ˈhæfˈæst, ˈhɑf-/

adjective, Slang: Vulgar.
insufficient or haphazard; not fully planned or developed.
incompetent; lacking sufficient ability or knowledge.
adjective (US & Canadian, slang)
incompetent; inept
lacking efficiency or organization

“ineffectual,” 1932, perhaps a humorous mispronunciation of haphazard.


Ineffectual; incompetent; half-hearted; half-baked: You first ran into censorship problems with the words ”half-assed games”/ So far it’s been a half-ass investigation

[1932+; perhaps fr a humorous mispronunciation of haphazard]


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