definition of asshat by The Free Dictionary

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ass·hat

 (ăs′hăt′)

n. Vulgar Slang

1. A contemptible or detestable person.

2. A clumsy or socially inept person.


[ass + hat (in reference to such expressions as to have one’s head up one’s ass).]

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