- noun the anus. The American version of the British and Australian arsehole.
- noun a very stupid person, someone who is pathetically or offensively foolish. This American word always implies contempt, but can also convey pity, unlike arsehole, which has overtones of real dislike. Since the 1960s, British and Australian speakers have adopted the American term in this sense, with its different spelling and pronunciation, for their own use. The word has become very widespread since the late 1970s and has simultaneously become a vulgarism rather than a taboo term.
- noun a very unpleasant place