half-ass(redirected from half assed)
1. verb, rude slang To do something halfheartedly or without one's full effort. Did you half-ass these posters? There's a bunch of misspellings, and the ink is all smudged.
2. noun, rude slang Describing something that has been done halfheartedly or without one's full effort. Also seen as "half-assed." It was just a half-ass attempt, so naturally it didn't work. Look at these half-assed posters—there's a bunch of misspellings, and the ink is all smudged.
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mod. clumsy; awkward and ineffectual. (Usually objectionable.) She only made a half-ass try at passing the test.
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