jack ass

jackass

[jak-as]
noun
1.
a male donkey.
2.
a contemptibly foolish or stupid person; dolt; blockhead; ass.

Origin:
1720–30; jack1 + ass1

jackassery, noun
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jackass (ˈdʒækˌæs)
 
n
1.  a male donkey
2.  a stupid person; fool
3.  laughing jackass another name for kookaburra
 
[C18: from jack1 (male) + ass1]

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jackass
1727, from jack (n.) + ass (q.v.). Meaning "stupid person" is attested from 1823.
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