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Meaning of JACKASS

Pronunciation:  'jak`as

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  male donkey
  2. [n]  a man who is a stupid fool

JACKASS is a 7 letter word that starts with J.


 Synonyms: bozo, cuckoo, fathead, goof, goose, jack, twat, zany
 See Also: ass, fool, muggins, sap, saphead, tomfool



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Jack"ass`\, n. [2d jack + ass.]
1. The male ass; a donkey.

2. A conceited dolt; a perverse blockhead.

{Jackass bark} (Naut.), a three-masted vessel, with only the
   foremast square-rigged; a barkentine.

{Jackass deer} (Zo["o]l.), the koba.

{Jackass hare}, {Jackass rabbit} (Zo["o]l.). See {Jack
   rabbit}, under 2d {Jack}, n.

{Jackass penguin} (Zo["o]l.), any species of penguin of the
   genus {Spheniscus}, of which several are known. One
   species ({S. demersus}) inhabits the islands near the Cape
   of Good Hope; another ({S. Magellanicus}) is found at the
   Falkland Islands. They make a noise like the braying of an
   ass; -- hence the name.

{Laughing jackass}. (Zo["o]l.) See under {Laughing}.

Thesaurus Terms
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