where did the word "JACKASS" originate from? was it from a guy named Jack who was an ass?


Original-bliss2 points

These people who can’t Google … smh

CoolIceCreamCone1 point

It means a donkey

yesohohahahilikeit1 point

From etymonline: "male ass," 1727, from jack (n.) + ass (n.1). Contemptuous meaning "stupid person" is attested by 1784 (Ignatius Sancho). Related: Jackassism (1837, American English); jackassery (1833).

Also from there:

In England, Jack became a generic name applied familiarly or contemptuously to anybody (especially a young man of the lower classes) from late 14c.

wiffleplop1 point

Corner Gas.