1. naked; also fig. use as lacking energy, means or supplies.
|Proverbs in Farmer (1906) I Ch. ix: There is nothing more vain, as yourself tell can, Than to beg a breech of a bare-arsed man.|
|Diogenes Lanthorne 35: Yet we thou seest goe bare-arse all, For each man to deride: I tell thee brother Asse I blush, To see mine owne backe-side.|
|Proverbs 3: To beg breeches of a bare-ars’t man.|
|Your Own Beloved Sons 81: You going on that bare-arse patrol, up that valley? [...] Up that valley in two bare-arse jeeps.|
|Walk in the Night (1968) 73: ‘Ah effit,’ Willieboy sneered. ‘You bare-arsed bastard. You got nothing.’.|
|(con. 1941) Gunner 123: But if they were so barearse, like you say, why did they send us to Greece at all?|
|Separate Development 151: ‘He’s a bloody Peeping Tom,’ the bare-arsed wonder yelled.|
2. of a person, insignificant, second-rate.
|I’m a Jack, All Right 15: No wonder you’re still a bare-arsed A.B. with that low intelligence.|