noun; blending
The process of seeking or obtaining success and advancement by kissing up to the boss rather than by working hard Assmosis is an interesting blend of ass and osmosis. The word ass seems to be a metaphor through the popular phrase “kiss my ass.” Osmosis properly shows that the process is one of absorption and assimilation. This term was coined because it’s much more concise than trying to describe a particular situation. It deals directly with the career world and is most common in the business community.
Ever blow your buffer at work or practice assmosis?
Etymology : From Middle English asse, from Old English assa, from Old Irish asan, from Latin asinus + from osmose, from endosmose, from French, from Greek endo-, endo- + Greek smos “thrust, push,” from othein “to push”
Source : WTOP Radio Network
Last modified: 10 June 2008