ass, the n.
1. (orig. US) a bad temper.
|Green Berets 43: Those boys have big case of the ass with us.|
|letter 16 Mar. at www.ktroop.com [Internet] Oh well, I guess that I’ve got a case of the ‘ass’ because I am short and I want to go home. [...] The sooner that I get out of this damn troop and the 11th Cav the better I will like it.|
|(con. 1970) 13th Valley (1983) 200: You fuckin airhead assholes give me a case of the ass.|
|Outside the Wire n.p.: The prisoner was a defiant sort that obviously had a case of the ass. Muhammad Qamar possessed a defiant and seething disposition.|
|in New Yorker 12 Nov. n.p.: These guys have had a case of the ass since Mogadishu. They want to do it right and they train hard. Don’t put them on something stupid.|
2. (US campus/gay) something unpleasant, a disappointment.
|Gay Sl. Dict. [Internet] ass: [...] 6. ‘Ass, (The)’: something terrible; a let-down; ex ‘Oh my God, That was the ass!’.|
|Campus Sl. Fall 1: ASS – bad, unacceptable.|
(US black/campus) to lose one’s temper, to become annoyed.
|CUSS 72: Ass, have the Angry.et al.|
|Current Sl. V:1 16: Get ass, v. To flare up in anger.|
|AS L:1/2 55: ass, get the v phr Be angry.‘Razorback Sl.’ in|
|Close Quarters (1987) 20: That’s why I got the ass at Surtees, ’cause that spook just took his sweet fucken time callin’ them in.|
|Stump 74: Darren [...] Yeh still narky? Still got thee arse?|