Mule vs Jackass what difference

what is difference between Mule and Jackass

English

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation, General American) IPA(key): /mjuːl/
  • Rhymes: -uːl
  • Homophone: mewl

Etymology 1

From Middle English mule, from Anglo-Norman mule and Old English mūl, both from Latin mūlus, from Proto-Indo-European *mukslós. Compare Late Latin muscellus (young he-mule), Old East Slavic мъшкъ (mŭškŭ, mule), Ancient Greek (Phocian) μυχλός (mukhlós, he-ass), and German Maul Maultier, Maulesel (through Latin).

Noun

mule (plural mules)

  1. The generally sterile male or female hybrid offspring of a male donkey and a female horse.
  2. The generally sterile hybrid offspring of any two species of animals.
  3. (dated) A hybrid plant.
  4. (informal) A stubborn person.
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:stubborn person
  5. (slang) A person paid to smuggle drugs.
  6. (numismatics) A coin or medal minted with obverse and reverse designs not normally seen on the same piece, either intentionally or in error.
  7. (role-playing games) A MMORPG character, or NPC companion in a tabletop RPG, used mainly to store extra inventory for the owner’s primary character.
    • For more quotations using this term, see Citations:mule.
  8. Any of a group of cocktails involving ginger ale or ginger beer, citrus juice, and various liquors.
  9. (sailing) A kind of triangular sail for a yacht.
  10. A kind of cotton-spinning machine.
Synonyms
  • (sterile hybrid of donkey and horse): Missouri canary
Derived terms
Translations
See also
  • ass
  • donkey
  • hinny (male horse X female donkey)
  • horse

Verb

mule (third-person singular simple present mules, present participle muling, simple past and past participle muled)

  1. (transitive, slang) To smuggle (illegal drugs).

Etymology 2

From Middle French mule (slipper), from Latin mulleus calceus (red shoe), from mullus (red).

Noun

mule (plural mules)

  1. A shoe that has no fitting or strap around the heel, but which covers the foot.
Translations

Danish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /muːlə/, [ˈmuːlə]

Etymology 1

From Old Norse múli, from Proto-Germanic *mūlô.

Noun

mule c (singular definite mulen, plural indefinite muler)

  1. muzzle
Inflection

Etymology 2

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Verb

mule (imperative mul, infinitive at mule, present tense muler, past tense mulede, perfect tense har mulet)

  1. pommel, pummel, pound, lick
  2. sulk
Synonyms
  • (pommel): banke, tæve
  • (sulk): surmule

French

Pronunciation

Etymology

From Old French mule, from Latin mūla, feminine of mūlus.

Noun

mule f (plural mules)

  1. mule (animal)
  2. mule (footwear)
  3. mule (for drug smuggling)
    Synonym: bouletteux

Derived terms

  • têtu comme une mule

Italian

Noun

mule f

  1. plural of mula

Anagrams

  • lume

Latin

Noun

mūle

  1. vocative singular of mūlus

References

  • mule in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883–1887)

Lower Sorbian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈmulɛ/, [ˈmulə]

Noun

mule

  1. nominative/accusative plural of mul
  2. inflection of mula:
    1. genitive singular
    2. nominative/accusative plural

Middle English

Alternative forms

  • mewle, moyle, muile, mul, muyle

Etymology

Borrowed from Anglo-Norman mule, from Latin mūla, feminine of mūlus; reinforced by native Old English mūl, from the same Latin source.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈmiu̯l(ə)/

Noun

mule (plural mules)

  1. mule (donkey-horse hybrid)
  2. (rare) hinny
  3. (rare) idiot

Descendants

  • English: mule
  • Scots: mule

References

  • “mūl(e, n.(1).”, in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007.

Norwegian Bokmål

Etymology

From Old Norse múli, from Proto-Germanic *mūlô.

Noun

mule m (definite singular mulen, indefinite plural muler, definite plural mulene)

  1. muzzle

References

  • “mule” in The Bokmål Dictionary.

Anagrams

  • ulme

Norwegian Nynorsk

Etymology

From Old Norse múli, from Proto-Germanic *mūlô. The verb is derived from the noun.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /²mʉː.lə/ (example of pronunciation)

Noun

mule m (definite singular mulen, indefinite plural mular, definite plural mulane)

  1. muzzle

Related terms

  • myle

Verb

mule (present tense mular, past tense mula, past participle mula, passive infinitive mulast, present participle mulande, imperative mul)

  1. (intransitive) to pout

References

  • “mule” in The Nynorsk Dictionary.

Anagrams

  • ulme

Old Swedish

Etymology

From Old Norse múli, from Proto-Germanic *mūlô.

Noun

mūle m

  1. muzzle

Declension

Descendants

  • Swedish: mule

Polish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈmu.lɛ/
  • Homophone: mulę

Noun

mule

  1. locative/vocative singular of muł

Noun

mule

  1. nominative/accusative/vocative plural of mul

Noun

mule

  1. nominative/accusative/vocative plural of mula

Adjective

mule

  1. inflection of muli:
    1. neuter nominative/accusative/vocative singular
    2. nonvirile nominative/accusative/vocative plural

Further reading

  • mule in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Volapük

Noun

mule

  1. dative singular of mul


English

Alternative forms

  • jack-ass

Etymology

From jack +‎ ass

Pronunciation

Noun

jackass (countable and uncountable, plural jackasses)

  1. A male donkey.
    Synonym: jack
  2. (chiefly US) A foolish or stupid person.
    Synonyms: fool, idiot, dink, dope, buffoon
  3. (chiefly US) An inappropriately rude or obnoxious person.
    Synonyms: jerk, asshole, bastard, bitch
    • 2004 King of the Hill (TV, season 8.8)
      Bobby, only jackasses go around saying how much money they make.
  4. (US, slang, uncountable) A kind of bootleg liquor.
    • Richard Mendelson, From Demon to Darling: A Legal History of Wine in America (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2009, p. 82)
      As the vintner Louis Foppiano recalled years later, Sonoma County during Prohibition became a center for bootlegging, not of wine, but of spirits. ‘There were some big stills hidden up in the hills of Sonoma, some producing five hundred gallons of Jackass [spirits made from spring water and sugar] a day.’
    • Vivienne Sosnowski, When the Rivers Ran Red: An Amazing Story of Courage and Triumph in America’s Wine Country (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009, p. 110)
      By now the wine counties were rife with the activity of the illegal wine trade and the force of the Prohibition Unit was hustling to keep up. At the start of the year, Officer William Navas had staged a raid on the dining room at Healdsburg’s Hotel Sotoyome and discovered ‘jackass’ brandy []

Derived terms

Translations

Proper noun

jackass

  1. (poker slang) a jack and an ace as a starting hand in Texas hold ’em due to phonetic similarity

Verb

jackass (third-person singular simple present jackasses, present participle jackassing, simple past and past participle jackassed)

  1. (rare) to behave very obnoxiously

See also

  • Jackass on Wikipedia.Wikipedia

References

  • Rich McComas (2004-12-05) , “Holdem Secrets – 400+ Pocket Cards”, in (Please provide the title of the work)[1], retrieved 2008-08-07

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