adj combining form, n combining form
- indicating a malicious attack on members of a particular groupqueer-bashing; union-bashing
- indicating any of various other activitiesBible-bashing; spud-bashing; square-bashing
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What’s Vocal Fry Really All About?As wonderful as it is that the mass media is paying attention to phonetics, much of what is said about vocal fry is not, strictly speaking, true. This particular quality of speech has been around since humans could produce language. It's not damaging to your vocal cords, and it's used by everyone—men and women alike.
Derived Forms-basher, n combining form
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