Jackass

Jack"ass`

(?), n. [2d jack + ass.]
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1. The male ass; a donkey.
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2. A conceited dolt; a perverse blockhead; -- disparaging and offensive.
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Jackass bark (Naut.), a three-masted vessel, with only the foremast square-rigged; a barkentine. -- Jackass deer (Zol.), the koba. -- Jackass hare, Jackass rabbit (Zol.). See Jack rabbit, under 2d Jack, n. -- Jackass penguin (Zol.), any species of penguin of the genus Spheniscus, of which several are known. One species (Spheniscus demersus) inhabits the islands near the Cape of Good Hope; another (Spheniscus Magellanicus) is found at the Falkland Islands. They make a noise like the braying of an ass; -- hence the name. -- Laughing jackass. (Zol.) See under Laughing.
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