half-assed

half-assed

[haf-ast, hahf-]
adjective Slang: Vulgar.
1.
insufficient or haphazard; not fully planned or developed.
2.
incompetent; lacking sufficient ability or knowledge.

Origin:
1960–65; half + ass2 + -ed3

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half-assed
 
adj
1.  incompetent; inept
2.  lacking efficiency or organization

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half-assed
"ineffectual," 1932, perhaps a humorous mispronunciation of haphazard.
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half-ass(ed) definition


  1. mod.
    clumsy; awkward and ineffectual. (Usually objectionable.) : She only made a half-ass try at passing the test.
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