- A quadruped of the genus Equus (E. asinus), smaller than the
horse, and having a peculiarly harsh bray and long ears. The tame or
domestic ass is patient, slow, and sure-footed, and has become the type
of obstinacy and stupidity. There are several species of wild asses
which are swift-footed.
- A dull, heavy, stupid fellow; a dolt.