- unprovoked physical assaults against members of a specified group: gay-bashing.
- verbal abuse, as of a group or a nation: feminist-bashing; China-bashing.
- bashkir autonomous republic,
- bashkir republic,
Origin of bashing
verb (used with object)
Origin of bash
Examples from the Web for bashing
Bashing commercialism at a commercial gathering would be ridiculous.Sneer and Clothing in Miami: Inside The $3 Billion Woodstock of Contemporary Art|Jay Michaelson|December 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Johnson also accused Tea Party groups of bashing the GOP establishment to raise money.
Armed police streamed inside, bashing and damaging everything in sight, videotaping all the while.
At risk of appearing un-American by not bashing everything Russian, know this: No Olympics are perfect.
Bashing the education system is a great way to make a buck in America.
Then a bashing, as you call it, would not frighten you from committing a crime?Six Years in the Prisons of England|A Merchant - Anonymous
But his resistance should be secret and not open, for a while; there should be no more "bashing" than was absolutely necessary.The Secret Glory|Arthur Machen
Bashing her dolls' heads was, with this baby, a preliminary to loving them.
Bashing or not, criticism of the media reflects the fact that media expanded their participation in power.The Civilization of Illiteracy|Mihai Nadin
At that moment William hove out of the night, driving his tent before him by bashing it with a mallet.
Word Origin for bash
"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.