- to strike with a crushing or smashing blow.
- Chiefly British, Canadian. to hurl harsh verbal abuse at.
- a crushing blow.
- Informal. a thoroughly enjoyable, lively party.
- have a bash (at), British. to attempt; make an attempt.
- on the bash, British. working as a prostitute.
Origin of bash
Examples from the Web for basher
Historical Examples of basher
With a sweep of his arm the "basher" crashed a black-jack against his skull.
Louie and the other "basher" started toward him, but stopped at a gesture from "Slim."
John threw the chair at the "basher" before him and dashed to the other side of the room.
The "basher" swung up from the hip with his right arm, aiming for John's face.
He was talking quietly and without rancor, but he had a vibe like a basher.Makers
- (tr) to strike violently or crushingly
- (tr; often foll by in, down, etc) to smash, break, etc, with a crashing blowto bash a door down
- (intr foll by into) to crash (into); collide (with)to bash into a lamppost
- to dent or be dentedthis tin is bashed; this cover won't bash easily
- a heavy blow, as from a fist
- a dent; indentation
- a party
- have a bash informal to make an attempt
Word Origin for bash
1882, agent noun from bash (v.).
"a heavy blow," 1805, from bash (v.). Meaning "an attempt" is attested by 1948. On a bash "on a drunken spree" is slang from 1901, which gave the word its sense of "party."
"to strike violently," 1640s, perhaps of Scandinavian origin, from Old Norse *basca "to strike" (cf. Swedish basa "to baste, whip, flog, lash," Danish baske "to beat, strike, cudgel"); or the whole group might be independently derived and echoic. Figurative sense of "abuse verbally or in writing" is from 1948. Related: Bashed; bashing.