Arsch

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GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old High German ars, from Proto-Germanic *arsaz, from Proto-Indo-European *h₃érsos ‎(behind, arse). Compare Dutch aars, English arse, Norwegian rass.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ʔaʁʃ/ (standard)
  • IPA(key): /ʔaːʃ/ (widespread, especially northern and central Germany)
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NounEdit

Arsch m ‎(genitive Arsches or Arschs, plural Ärsche)

  1. (vulgar) arse, posterior, buttocks

Usage notesEdit

  • In formal settings, Arsch is vulgar and inappropriate; in informal settings (e.g. among friends or family) this is often not the case. Note, however, that Arsch may have a stronger sexual implication than some synonyms, which—in certain contexts—might make the word inappropriate even in very informal settings.

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