1. A phrase used to emphasize another word, feeling, or emotional statement; it's typically used by older individuals across the United States to mean "very", "severely", or "extremely" with a specific air of honesty. Unbeknownst
to them, younger people are using the phrase in a slightly different way, but the intention is the dead ass same.
2. A phrase often used as a stand alone
confirmation to emphasize a truthful statement; it's typically used by younger individuals to mean, "for real", "no joke
", or "seriously". Unbeknownst to them, the phrase has been around for a long time and is often older than the individual using it; dead ass.
A: "Man, I am dead ass hungry
. We need some breakfast"
B: "For real, let's go rustle
up some fucking French toast".
A: "Bruh, did you end up getting with shorty last night"?
B: "Yeah, yeah, I got them droors; dead ass".