red ass n.
1. (N.Z.) an incompetent person.
|They Dug a Hole 13: The Irish sense of humour can be more than a little exasperating at times. And so it goes on. The everlasting bickering between old sweat and red arse!|
|For the Rest of Our Lives 209: A man couldn’t have those bloody redarses telling him what to do.|
|(con. WWII) Jack and Jamie Go to War 57: Get some service in . . . fackin’ red-arse!|
2. (US) one who is chronically irritated, a griper, a grouch.
|Roger Maris 145: Actually Maris takes deep pleasure in being known as an RA. ‘Sure I'm mad most of the time,’ he once told a magazine man.|
3. bad temper, irritation.
|Jocks 23: A man from United Press International got on his nerves and Maris threatened to punch him. Maris’ red ass hit every paper in the country.|
|Ball Four 272: An angry man has the red ass or the R.A.|
|AS L:1/2 64: red ass n State of irritation.‘Razorback Sl.’ in|
|London Fields 182: I don’t know what the chili rilienos was doing to his insides (it even means ‘red-ass’), but his tongue looked like a reefer knot.|
4. a scolding.
|(con. 1940s) Do Not Go Gentle (1962) 248: I saw Wages [...] comin’ outa the lieutenant’s tent. He got the red ass?|
|Fields of Fire (1980) 83: Don’t go out there thinking I was giving you a red ass. I wasn’t.|
(US) very angry.
|Long Season 224: ‘Gene was a little disappointed when he came down from the Cardinals, and he stayed red-assed for about a week’.|
|AS XXXVII:4 271: red-assed, adj. Extremely angry.‘Lang. of Traffic Policemen’ in|
(orig. US) to bear a grievance, to be in a bad temper.
|Battle Cry (1964) 92: What’s the mater, Danny, got the red ass?|
|(con. 1950) Band of Brothers 105: Now don’t go gettin’ the red ass.|
|Semi-Tough 11: If any of us get the red ass about something, then we ought to talk it over among ourselves without any goddam agitators or business agents.|
|M*A*S*H (2004) 138: You all give me the red ass.|
|Robbers (2001) 5: He eyeballed the guy. You giving me the redass, pardner.|