This page is about the slang term kick-ass

American English


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.


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