dead ass n.
1. the seated rump, usu. as symbolic of laziness.
|Battle Cry (1964) 127: Off your dead asses and on your dying feet.|
|(con. 1950) March to Glory (1962) 24: It’s about time we got off our dead asses and earned our pay.|
|Beast Within 126: He’d better get off his dead ass.|
2. an idler, a lazy person.
|(con. 1940s) Dark Sea Running 149: Look lively, you dead-asses.|
3. one who is effectively dead; cit. 1967 implies a state of impotence.
|Sensualists (1961) 126: I was always a dead ass [...] Built for men. Every inch of me. They go crazy when they hold me, naked or dressed. And me! A lot of foam rubber without a nerve ending. Dead.|
|Why Are We in Vietnam? (1970) 14: Usa women know which man has got the spring and who and which is the unfortunate dead ass.|
|Carlito’s Way 96: Lllod, he is a dead-ass, don’t let’s get weighted down with him.|
4. a listless, de-energized person.
|Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test (1969) 50: Trying to get some action going among these deadasses in the loony bin.|
5. an utterly boring, useless person.
|(con. 1960) My Secret Hist. (1990) 177: So long. Dead Ass.|