[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)
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]
[uh-weyk] /əˈweɪk/ verb (used with or without object), awoke or awaked, awoke or awaked or awoken, awaking. 1. to wake up; rouse from sleep: I awoke at six with a feeling of dread. 2. to rouse to action; become active: His flagging interest awoke. 3. to come or bring to an awareness; become cognizant (often […]
- Half a yard
noun phrase Fifty dollars: A ”yard” and ”half a yard” meaning one hundred dollars and fifty dollars respectively (1940s+)
[haf-bak, hahf-] /ˈhæfˌbæk, ˈhɑf-/ noun 1. Football. 2. (in soccer, Rugby, field hockey, etc.) a player stationed near the forward line to carry out chiefly offensive duties. /ˈhɑːfˌbæk/ noun 1. (rugby) either the scrum half or the stand-off half 2. (soccer, old-fashioned) any of three players positioned behind the line of forwards and in front […]
adjective Drunk: They keep half-bagged all day and bore their new friends silly with stories (1950s+)