Arse in Scrabble Dictionary

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Yes. The word arse is a Scrabble US word. The word arse is worth 4 points in Scrabble:

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Yes. The word arse is a Scrabble UK word and has 4 points:

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Valid words made from Arse

You can make 26 words from 'arse' in our Scrabble US and Canada dictionary.


4 letters words from 'arse'

ARES 4ARSE 4
EARS 4ERAS 4
RASE 4SEAR 4
SERA 4 

3 letters words from 'arse'

ARE 3ARS 3
EAR 3EAS 3
ERA 3ERS 3
RAS 3RES 3
SAE 3SAR 3
SEA 3SER 3

2 letters words from 'arse'

AE 2AR 2
AS 2EA 2
ER 2ES 2
RE 2 

All 4 letters words made out of arse

arse rase asre sare rsae srae ares raes aers ears reas eras aser saer aesr easr sear esar rsea srea resa ersa sera esra

Note: these 'words' (valid or invalid) are all the permutations of the word arse. These words are obtained by scrambling the letters in arse.

Definitions and meaning of arse

arse

Alternative forms

  • ass (US)

Etymology

From Middle English ars, ers, from Old English ærs, ears, from Proto-Germanic *arsaz (compare Dutch aars and German Arsch), from Proto-Indo-European *h₃érsos (backside, buttocks) (according to Julius Pokorny and Carl Darling Buck).

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ɑːs/
  • (General Australian, General New Zealand) IPA(key): /ɐːs/
  • (Ireland, US) IPA(key): /ɑɹs/
  • Rhymes: -ɑː(ɹ)s

Noun

arse (plural arses)

  1. (current in Britain, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, dated in New England, now vulgar) The buttocks or more specifically, the anus.
    • 1485, Sir Thomas Malory, chapter iij, in Le Morte Darthur, book XII:
      & thenne he rode after the bore / & thenne syre laūcelot was ware where the bore set his ars to a tree by an hermytage / Thenne sir launcelot ranne atte bore with his spere / & ther with the bore torned hym nemly
    • 2011, James Smart, The Guardian, 12 March:
      As the novel progresses, he is shot in the hand with his own gun, shot in the arse with someone else's and lacerated by a prosthetic weed trimmer.
  2. (chiefly Britain, derogatory slang) A stupid, mean or despicable person.
    • 2007, Martin Harrison, The Judgement of Paris, p.282:
      “You're an arse,” Ellen said. ¶ “Please? You must like something about me …?” ¶ “I do. You're an arse. I just told you that. I feel comfy with you, because you're such an arse.”
    • 2007, L. A. Wilson, The Silurian: Book One: The Fox and the Bear, p.103:
      He looked at me, was just about to call me an arse, when I told him, “You throw it too hard. Try and think of the javelin hitting the target before you throw it. Let it all go through your mind first, see it, feel it, then throw it.” ¶ “Good advice, you arse,” he said and tried again.
    • 2011, Joe Abercrombie, The Heroes, unnumbered page:
      Felnigg. What a suppurating arse. Look at him. Arse.

Quotations

  • For quotations of use of this term, see Citations:arse.

Derived terms

Descendants

  • Sranan Tongo: lasi

Translations

Verb

arse (third-person singular simple present arses, present participle arsing, simple past and past participle arsed)

  1. (slang, intransitive) To be silly, act stupid or mess around.
    Stop arsing around!
    • 1985, Sam McAughtry, McAughtry's War, page 10,
      He was university material, just arsing about as a rigger, arsing about, killing time with bohunks like me [] .
    • 2005, Keri Hulme, The Bone People, page 291,
      Pi, upset, roars, "Quit arsing around there and get cracking," and a dozen heads turn their way.
    • 2011, Jaine Fenn, Bringer of Light, unnumbered page,
      He was half-expecting a call from the lingua, telling him to stop arsing around, but his com stayed silent, so it looked like a certain amount of arsing around was allowed.

Derived terms

  • arse about (verb)
  • arse around (verb)
  • half-arsed (adjective)

Anagrams

  • AREs, Ares, EARs, ERAs, Ersa, SERA, ares, ears, eras, rase, reas, sare, sear, sera

Italian

Adjective

arse f pl

  1. feminine plural of arso

Verb

arse

  1. third-person singular indicative past historic of ardere

Participle

arse

  1. feminine plural of the past participle of ardere

Anagrams

  • ersa, rase, resa, sera

Latin

Participle

arse

  1. vocative masculine singular of arsus

Portuguese

Alternative forms

  • ársis

Noun

arse f (plural arses)

  1. (poetry, music) arsis (the stronger part of a measure or foot)

Romanian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈarse]

Adjective

arse

  1. genitive/dative feminine singular of ars
  2. nominative/accusative feminine/neuter plural of ars
  3. genitive/dative feminine/neuter plural of ars

Verb

arse

  1. third-person singular simple perfect indicative of arde

Source: wiktionary.org
  • the buttocks.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)