1. a coward, a weakling, an over-sensitive person [candy-ass adj. (1)].
|Spectrum (UC Santa Barbara) V:1 110: ‘Candy ass!’ someone yelled, ‘candy ass!’ Sergeant Morris did not restrain the shouting and more of the soldiers joined in.|
|Proud Highway (1997) 416: The impression that writers are a race of finks, queers and candy asses.letter 19 Nov. in|
|About Three Bricks Shy of a Load 204: The general public came to think of him as a candy-ass.|
|(con. 1969) Dispatches 27: Well, big deal, candy ass [...] You were scared.|
|Silent Terror (1990) 96: Are you husky? pardon my French, but this is no job for a candy-ass.|
|Rivethead (1992) 5: The only reason he retired was his disdain for the new breed of autoworkers [...] He referred to them as ‘candy-asses’.|
|Plainclothes Naked (2002) 270: It’s bullshit. Candy-ass this, candy-ass that [...] Two-time loser? Full-time loser’s more like it.|
|Rabbit Factory (2007) 55: Corporate type, but not a candy ass.|
|Drawing Dead [ebook] Smoldering red-hot at this candyass.|
2. (US gay) an attractive young man, thus a term of abuse by non-gays [SAmE candy + sfx -ass sfx].
|Maledicta IV:2 (Winter) 229: On the East Coast my informants [...] report candy ass, cute buns.|
|Rent Boy 84: Bobby used to be a regular boyfriend of that priest [...] one of those misguided youths with a big prong Father Candyass set up in a studio love nest.|