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[kik-as] /ˈkɪkˌæs/

adjective, Slang.
strikingly or overwhelmingly tough, aggressive, powerful, or effective:
He finally built himself a kick-ass computer.

very effective


(also kick-butt or kick-yer-ass) Rough; powerful; rough-ass, tough: that kick-ass attitude/ gave up its last drop of kick-ass Gewurztraminer/ the only team without a kick-butt run blocker on their line


Power; energy; virility: He’s the guy who coaxed the kick-ass back into the torque/ with the gall to label such Muzak kick-ass (1970s+ Army)


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