- a long, deep wound or cut; slash.
- Slang: Vulgar.
- the vagina.
- Extremely Disparaging and Offensive.a contemptuous term used to refer to a woman considered as a sex object.
- to make a long, deep cut in; slash.
Origin of gash1
Examples from the Web for gashes
Some troubles ain't no more 'n a dull pain, an' some are like cuts an' gashes.Meadow Grass
He smiled his close-lipped smile that made wrinkles like gashes in his cheeks.Scaramouche
Cuts, gashes, and bruises are the frequent experience of smacksmen.The Young Trawler
The leg is good cut in gashes, and filled with a dressing, and baked.The American Housewife
All had been scalped, and the bodies were mutilated with gashes of the tomahawks.Captain Bayley's Heir:
G. A. Henty
- (tr) to make a long deep cut or wound in; slash
- a long deep cut or wound
- slang surplus to requirements; unnecessary, extra, or spare
Word Origin and History for gashes
1540s, from Middle English garce (early 13c.), from Old North French garser "to scarify, cut, slash" (Old French *garse), apparently from Vulgar Latin *charassare, from Greek kharassein "engrave," from PIE *gher- "to scrape, scratch" (cf. character). Loss of -r- is characteristic (see ass (n.2)). Slang use for "vulva" dates to mid-1700s.
1560s, alteration of garsen (late 14c.), from Old North French garser "to cut, slash" (see gash (n.)). Related: Gashed; gashing.
- To make a long, deep cut in; slash deeply.
- A long, deep cut.
- A deep flesh wound.