asshat(redirected from an asshat)
rude slang A jerk. This phrase plays on another expression, "have (one's) head up (one's) ass," which means to act in a way that others deem stupid or obnoxious. This phrase evokes the image of someone using their buttocks as a hat. Quit being an asshat and help me with this! Ugh, that guy is such an asshat—don't even bother talking to him.
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1. n. the imaginary garment worn by one with one’s head up one’s ass. (Offensive.)
2. n. a person said to be wearing an asshat (sense 1). Wake up you stupid asshat!
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