Periodical vs Asswipe - What's the difference?

periodical | asswipe |

As nouns the difference between periodical and asswipe

is that periodical is a publication issued regularly, but less frequently than daily while asswipe is (vulgar) an annoying, contemptible, or worthless person.

As a adjective periodical

is periodic.



(en noun)
  • A publication issued regularly, but less frequently than daily.
  • A publication that appears at fixed intervals.
  • A publication that often contains the most current information in the field, on every conceivable topic, often in greater detail than other publication formats.
  • The primary means for communication of original scholarship or creative work at the cutting edge of research in almost all fields.
  • Synonyms

    * (a publication that appears at fixed intervals) serial


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    (en adjective)
  • Periodic.
  • * Sir J. Herschel
  • The periodical times of all the satellites.
  • * {{quote-magazine, year=2012, month=March-April
  • , author=Anna Lena Phillips , title=Sneaky Silk Moths , volume=100, issue=2, page=172 , magazine=(American Scientist) citation , passage=Last spring, the periodical cicadas emerged across eastern North America. Their vast numbers and short above-ground life spans inspired awe and irritation in humans—and made for good meals for birds and small mammals.}}
  • Published at regular intervals of more than one day, especially weekly, monthly, or quarterly.
  • * Courthope
  • To influence opinion through the periodical press.
  • Of, or relating to such a publication.
  • Anagrams





    (en noun)
  • (vulgar) An annoying, contemptible, or worthless person.
  • He is such an asswipe !
  • * 1996 , Timothy Jay, What to Do When Your Students Talk Dirty page 207:
  • ...they have been exchanging insults in writing: "dickhead," "dillweed," "fuzzbutt," "dorkwad," "asswipe ," and so forth.
  • (informal, vulgar) Toilet paper.
  • * 1976 , Micheal Clodfelter, The Pawns of Dishonor , Branden Press, ISBN 9780828315876, page 249:
  • I rapidly expended my own and everyone else’s supply of tiny rolls of asswipe and was reduced to wiping my nasty behind with leaves and grass.
  • * 1983 , Nicholas Proffitt, Gardens of Stone , Carroll & Graf, ISBN 9780881840179, page 317:
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  • * 2008 , Joseph Heywood, Death Roe: A Woods Cop Mystery , ][ Globe Pequot, ISBN 9781599214283, page 252:
  • “I doubt a dime would buy a single square of asswipe in this city, ”
  • (figuratively) A periodical which has the habit of publishing questionable truths.
  • Our local paper is an asswipe .


    * (toilet paper) wipebreech, torchecul, arsewisp, bumfodder, tail-napkin, bunghole cleanser, wipe-breech