1. lavatory paper.
|[||Promptorium Parvulorum 14: Arswyspe: Maniperium, anitergium].|
|[||Dictionarie in Eng. and Latine ‘Bedde chambre with the apparell’ P: An arse wipe, penicillum].|
|Gargantua and Pantagruel (1927) I Bk I 53: Of all torchculs, arsewisps, bumfodders, tail napkins, bunghole cleansers and wipe-breches, there is none in the world comparable to the neck of a goose, that is well downed.(trans.)|
|Stump 164: It’s that fuckin Manchester’s fault: can’t even be a decent arsewipe like.|
|Urban Grimshaw 274: Arse-wipe [...] like sandpaper.|
2. a general term of abuse; also used affectionately.
|Sel. Letters (1992) 341: Our friend Arsewipe Thomas suddenly was led into my room.letter 20 Feb. in Thwaite|
|Chopper From The Inside 173: He wasn’t any deep, dark complex master murderer, he was a two bob cheap little arse wipe.|
|Lex. of Cadet Lang. 16: arse wipe a non-specific term of abuse (from the notion of one who wipes another’s arse for him after defecation; also the material used in the wiping process, hence something utterly valueless). Between peers, however, it may be used as a term of friendship without abusive intent.|
|Hanging Garden (1999) 284: This is just the start [...] I’ll have that little arse-wipe.|
|Bug (Aus.) 29 June [Internet] Now, I ask you, true league fans, let’s get moving on making these practices an integral part of the league sub-cultural group before that arse-wipe Neil Whitlacker and his miserable pack of bastards takes all the fun out of a rugby league scrum.|
|Layer Cake 282: Don’t be givin it the big ’un, yer greasy little arse-wipe.|
|Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nightdress 25: I ring Orse Wipe on his mobile.|
|Gutted 29: I spoke to the wee arsewipe this morning [...] Cheeky wee cunt.|