asshat

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English

Etymology

From the slang expression have one's head up one's ass, thus, wearing the ass as a hat. The term is extended to people who are clueless or bumbling, who don't understand what is going on.

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asshat (plural asshats)

  1. (Canada, US, pejorative, slang, vulgar) An obnoxiously ignorant person; a fool.
    • 2007, John Hargrave, Prank the Monkey: The Zug Book of Pranks[1], Citadel Press, ISBN 0806527803, page 188,
      Anyone who would make a claim like this on national TV is a real asshat.

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