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half-assed

[haf-ast, hahf-] /ˈhæfˈæst, ˈhɑf-/
adjective, Slang: Vulgar.
1.
insufficient or haphazard; not fully planned or developed.
2.
incompetent; lacking sufficient ability or knowledge.
Origin
1960-1965
1960-65; half + ass2 + -ed3
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British Dictionary definitions for half assed

half-assed

adjective (US & Canadian, slang)
1.
incompetent; inept
2.
lacking efficiency or organization
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Word Origin and History for half assed

half-assed

adj.

"ineffectual," 1932, perhaps a humorous mispronunciation of haphazard.

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Slang definitions & phrases for half assed

half-assed

adjective

Ineffectual; incompetent; half-hearted; half-baked: You first ran into censorship problems with the words ''half-assed games''/ So far it's been a half-ass investigation

[1932+; perhaps fr a humorous mispronunciation of haphazard]


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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