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Slang

kick-ass

This page is about the slang term kick-ass

American English

Meaning

forceful, aggressive

For example

  • Geoff says he's sick of kick-ass politicians sending our kids off to die in unnecessary wars.

  • Some people seem to think a macho, kick-ass image is good for the country, but I think it makes us look like immature schoolyard bullies.

Variety

This is typically used in American English but may be used in other varieties of English too.

Quick Quiz

Bill's got a real kick-ass attitude, so he's

a. easily kicked

b. really aggressive

c. good at negotiating

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Contributor: Matt Errey