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arsehole | asshole

This page is about the slang term arsehole | asshole.

Meaning: a selfish, unpleasant, obnoxious person

For example:

  • You shouldn't talk to Jack today. He's being an arsehole for some reason.

  • Tony used to be a nice guy, but since he got promoted he's turned into an asshole. He thinks he's better than the rest of us now.

Note: 1. "arsehole" is the spelling used more in British and Australian English, while "asshole" is used more in American English 2. also used as a slang term for the anus

Warning! This is very bad language. If you are a non-native speaker, you are advised not to use it. (You could cause resentment or anger if you use it inappropriately.)

Quick Quiz:

Someone who's called an arsehole by his workmates will probably be

a. a pretty unpopular person

b. a very friendly person

c. a highly respected person

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Contributor: Matt Errey