What does the phrase "headass" mean?

According to Urban Dictionary, "headass" refers to a generic insult or an insult that attacks a person's intelligence. While it's not been confirmed, one might suspect the word was derived from the expression "head up your @ss".

Variations of the meaning include:

  • An exclamation meaning "No way!"
  • A descriptor for a person that is inept, obnoxious and bothersome, reckless, and/or an embarrassment.

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Updated on Friday, February 14 2014 at 07:35PM EST
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