Definitions for: Jackass


[n] male donkey
[n] a man who is a stupid fool



Webster (1913) Definition: Jack"ass`, n. [2d jack + ass.]
1. The male ass; a donkey.

2. A conceited dolt; a perverse blockhead.

Jackass bark (Naut.), a three-masted vessel, with only the
foremast square-rigged; a barkentine.

Jackass deer (Zo["o]l.), the koba.

Jackass hare, Jackass rabbit (Zo["o]l.). See {Jack
rabbit}, under 2d Jack, n.

Jackass penguin (Zo["o]l.), any species of penguin of the
genus Spheniscus, of which several are known. One
species (S. demersus) inhabits the islands near the Cape
of Good Hope; another (S. Magellanicus) is found at the
Falkland Islands. They make a noise like the braying of an
ass; -- hence the name.

Laughing jackass. (Zo["o]l.) See under Laughing.

Synonyms: bozo, cuckoo, fathead, goof, goose, jack, twat, zany

See Also: ass, fool, muggins, sap, saphead, tomfool

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Famous Quotes Containing Jackass:


Any jackass can kick down a barn but it takes a good carpenter to build one.

-- Lyndon B. Johnson (American President)

A jackass can kick a barn down, but it takes a carpenter to build one.

-- Sam Rayburn (American Politician)

Any jackass can kick down a barn, but it takes a good carpenter to build one.

-- Sam Rayburn (American Politician)

I once told Nixon that the Presidency is like being a jackass caught in a hail storm. You've got to just stand there and take it.

-- Lyndon B. Johnson (American President)

Jackass: The Movie is great. I think it's in the tradition of physical comedy, which I'm really interested in. Its relationship to gravity, and how gravity acts on the body.

-- Matthew Barney (American Artist)

Every woman should have four pets in her life. A mink in her closet, a jaguar in her garage, a tiger in her bed, and a jackass who pays for everything.

-- Paris Hilton (American Celebrity)

Being president is like being a jackass in a hailstorm. There's nothing to do but to stand there and take it.

-- Lyndon B. Johnson (American President)

When you call upon a Thoroughbred, he gives you all the speed, strength of heart and sinew in him. When you call on a jackass, he kicks.

-- Patricia Neal (American Actress)


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