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EtymologyEdit

From asozial (antisocial).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

Asi m (genitive Asis, plural Asis)

  1. (colloquial, derogatory) chav (working-class person, typically associated with low education, aggressive behaviour, and/or vulgarity in lifestyle, clothing, and speech)
    Hier in dem Viertel wohnen echt nur noch Asis.
    There are nothing but chavs living in this neighbourhood anymore.
    Synonym: Proll
  2. (colloquial, derogatory) someone who behaves anti-socially or selfishly in a particular situation
    Boa, du Asi, gib mir mein Handy wieder!
    Whoa, you thief, give me back my mobile!

Usage notesEdit

  • As is often the case with pejorative terms, this word may be turned into rather a proud self-designation by some people.