1. of a person, weak, ineffectual.
|Battle Cry (1964) 185: ‘Candy-ass Marines,’ our boys would shout.|
|(con. 1950) Band of Brothers 54: We’re not candy-ass gyrenes. We’re soldiers.|
|CUSS 94: Candy-ass Frightened.et al.|
|Last Detail 121: Is this the original Bad-Ass or is this some candy-ass seaman playing Scrabble at the goddam nurses’ home?|
|(con. c.1967) Firefight 155: Who is this doctor, some candyass draftee?|
|(con. 1986) Sweet Forever 67: When the jungle heats up and boils over, you’re gonna see a lot of those candy-ass National Guardsmen dead in the street.|
|Where Dead Voices Gather (ms.) 361: Elvis, with his candy-ass ways, could not kill rock ’n’ roll.|
|Killing Time in Las Vegas [ebook] I hate men who say sorry. Man, you’re one fucking candyass bastard.‘I Want Candy’ in|
2. of a job, examination etc, insufficiently challenging, too easy.
|Doom Pussy 142: We flew road-recce missions [...] It was a kind of a candy-ass war for us.|
|Close Quarters (1987) 250: Coming out here after it’s all over is candy-ass.|
|Fort Apache, The Bronx 200: I ain’t freezin’ on no candyass fuckin’ picket line.|
|Rivethead (1992) 52: No whiny art-fag lip service here. No candy-ass dime-a-rhyme.|
|Pain Killers 92: But taunting was candy-ass, considering the crime.|
3. pathetic, obsessive, dedicated, e.g. a candy-ass fan.
|(con. 1967) Welcome to Vietnam (1989) 25: I’m a candy-ass nature lover.|