1. (US) a general negative description, unpleasant, worthless, obnoxious etc.
|Never So Few (1958) 182: You’re an asshole moralist.|
|(con. 1940s) Wax Boom 84: A high and mighty face don’t fool you none, and an ass-hole voice is just plain shit.|
|Bug Jack Barron 22: So what if Jack has asshole reasons.|
|Smack Man (1991) 51: Some kinda asshole tough guy.|
|Patriot Game (1985) 225: Not like your asshole brother.|
|Green River Rising 78: Devlin didn’t want to be seen as some asshole outsider.|
|Crooked Little Vein 98: My asshole boyfriend’s in San Antone.|
|Guardian Rev. 14 Jan. 2: I was always playing the [...] asshole lawyer or the doctor.|
|Life 312: Most guys I know are assholes, I have some great asshole friends.|
|Drawing Dead [ebook] This guy she was talking about, this asshole loser, I can’t say I hated him.|
|Harry Quebert Affair (2015) 223: Write this down, Mr Asshole Writer.|
2. of a place, run-down.
|Angel of Montague Street (2004) 29: Drag me all the way [...] to the asshole end of Brooklyn.|
|Drawing Dead [ebook] I wasn’t about to take any asshole chances.|
(US) the notional superlative of sense 1 above.
|Cinderella Liberty 76: That’s about the assholingest excuse I ever heard.|