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Re: "kiss my ass"

Posted by ESC on January 24, 2007

In Reply to: "Kiss my ass" posted by Jay on January 24, 2007

: Can someone help me find the origins of "kiss my ass" please, as I the phrase was used in a movie, set in the 17th century, and seemed out of place.

kiss/suck my arse/ass -- mid-16th+. One citation: Chaucer, Miller's Tale : "But with his mouth he kiste hir naked ers." From "Cassell's Dictionary of Slang" by Jonathon Green (Wellington House, London, 1998). Page 699.