butt-ugly

kiku_hana

Senior Member
Vietnamese
Hi all,

...she said every butt-ugly girl from five counties around has showed up with too much eyeliner and lipstick...

(That summer, Sarah Dessen, p.47)

What does the phrase's meaning?

Thanks
 
  • Loob

    Senior Member
    English UK
    Here's a definition from dictionary.com:
    Main Entry: butt-ugly
    Part of Speech: adj
    Definition: extremely ugly or unattractive
    Example: The whole chorus was simply butt-ugly.
    Etymology: 1980s
    Usage: vulgar
    Dictionary.com's 21st Century Lexicon
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    Loob

    Senior Member
    English UK
    Just a PS: I should probably point out that butt = backside/buttocks/bum - that's why the expression is marked as 'vulgar'.
     
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