Green’s Dictionary of Slang

-arsed sfx

also -arse
[arse n. (1); the initial citation, before any use of arse became sl., is in Abbot Aelfric’s Glossary, c.1000, as trans. of the Lat. tergosus]

1. describing someone’s arse n. (1), usu. the shape or size, e.g. bare-arsed adj., hopper-arsed adj.

[UK]J. Heywood 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.
[UK]Fielding Tom Jones (1959) 564: ‘Surely,’ says that fat a-se b---, my Lady Bellaston.
[UK] ‘The Frolicsome Spark’ No. 31 Papers of Francis Place (1819) n.p.: You gallows old greasy arse’d mule.
[Ire](con. 1890s) S. O’Casey Pictures in the Hallway 157: Biddy, the girls’ manageress, her big-arsed, lumpy body lumberin’ up the stairs.
[Ire]P. Kavanagh Tarry Flynn (1965) 78: All the girls [...] were squat and, as the country phrase had it – ‘duck-arsed’.
[UK]M.F. Caulfield Black City 46: You’re a lecherous, pimple-arsed syphilitic who should be sent to Vladivostock.
[UK](con. 1940s) G. Dutton Andy 53: Think what a dry-arsed bitch she must be to be pounding the mattress with a dead weight like Dumsday.
[UK]J. Hawes 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.

[UK]N. Ward 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.
[US]J. Jones From Here to Eternity (1998) 455: I don’t give a f-- for them, see? Not a single goddam solitary frazzle-arsed f--.
[UK]A. Bleasdale It’s a Madhouse (1986) 143: Are you that queer-arsed queen they call Eddie?
[NZ]A. Duff One Night Out Stealing 104: There’s a whole city out there of dumb-arse straights.
[UK]A. Sillitoe Birthday 167: Every proud-arsed bullshitting bowler-hatted toffee-nosed publisher.