a-dead human body whether of guy or monster a corpse now generally the lifeless body of a beast
- the lifeless human body of a pet specifically one slaughtered and dressed for meals
- a-dead body, whether of guy or monster; a corpse; now frequently the lifeless body of a beast.
- The lifestyle human anatomy; -- today widely used in contempt or ridicule.
- The abandoned and decaying keeps of some bulky as soon as comely thing, as a ship; the skeleton, or even the uncovered or incomplete frame, of something.
- A hollow case or shell, full of combustibles, to be thrown from a mortar or howitzer, to set fire to buldings, vessels, etc.
belated 13c., from Anglo-French carcois, from or impacted by Old French charcois (Modern French carcasse) "trunk of a body, upper body, carcass," and Anglo-Latin carcosium "dead human body," all uncertain origin. Perhaps not used of people after c.1750, except contemptuously. Italian carcassa most likely is a French loan term.
Josh Reynolds, you can march your jealous carcass right out that door and don't you come back until you can talk to me like I'm a reasonably intelligent and decent person.