1. describing someone’s arse n. (1), usu. the shape or size, e.g. bare-arsed adj., hopper-arsed adj.
|Proverbs in Farmer (1906) I Ch. iix: There is nothing more vain, as yourself tell can, Than to beg a breech of a bare-arsed men.|
|Tom Jones (1959) 564: ‘Surely,’ says that fat a-se b---, my Lady Bellaston.|
|‘The Frolicsome Spark’ No. 31 Papers of Francis Place (1819) n.p.: You gallows old greasy arse’d mule.|
|(con. 1890s) Pictures in the Hallway 157: Biddy, the girls’ manageress, her big-arsed, lumpy body lumberin’ up the stairs.|
|Tarry Flynn (1965) 78: All the girls [...] were squat and, as the country phrase had it – ‘duck-arsed’.|
|Black City 46: You’re a lecherous, pimple-arsed syphilitic who should be sent to Vladivostock.|
|(con. 1940s) Andy 53: Think what a dry-arsed bitch she must be to be pounding the mattress with a dead weight like Dumsday.|
|Dead Long Enough 63: Swilling Guiness round the campfires with big-arsed digging chicks.|
2. in fig. use, describing the type of person, e.g. hot-arsed adj., ragged-arsed adj.
|Amorous Bugbears 6: Which shows how Interest will mend the Pace of the Slothful, and give a vigorous Shove, even, as the Saints have it, to a heavy-ars’d Christian.|
|From Here to Eternity (1998) 455: I don’t give a f-- for them, see? Not a single goddam solitary frazzle-arsed f--.|
|It’s a Madhouse (1986) 143: Are you that queer-arsed queen they call Eddie?|
|One Night Out Stealing 104: There’s a whole city out there of dumb-arse straights.|
|Birthday 167: Every proud-arsed bullshitting bowler-hatted toffee-nosed publisher.|