How to Pronounce arse?

Correct pronunciation for the word "arse" is [ˈɑːs], [ˈɑːs], [ˈɑː_s].

"Arse" in context

Arse is a slang term derived from the Middle English word "erse", meaning bottom or posterior. It is used mainly in Britain and is interchangeable with "ass" in the US. In Australian English, "arse" is also used, but is considered to be more vulgar. While the term is commonly used with reference to the anatomically correct term for the butt, it is also used in many other contexts in day-to-day English.


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