jackassery

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

jackass +‎ -ery

Noun[edit]

jackassery (usually uncountable, plural jackasseries)

  1. The foolish or obnoxious behaviour of a jackass.
    • 1955, Rex Stout, "When a Man Murders...", in Three Witnesses, October 1994 Bantam edition, ISBN 0553249592, page 134:
      [] the hypothesis that Karnow had made a new will deserved a little exploration. To ask any of you about it would of course have been jackassery.