dashed

1
[ dasht ]
/ dæʃt /

adjective

made up of dashes: a dashed line down the middle of the road.

Nearby words

  1. darío, rubén,
  2. das,
  3. das kapital,
  4. dasd,
  5. dasehra,
  6. dash light,
  7. dash off,
  8. dash someone's hopes,
  9. dashboard,
  10. dashcam

Origin of dashed

1
First recorded in 1640–50; dash1 + -ed2

dashed

2
[ dasht ]
/ dæʃt /

adjective, adverb Chiefly British.

(used as a euphemism) damned: dashed impudence; dashed bad luck.

Origin of dashed

2
First recorded in 1640–50; dash2 + -ed2

Related formsdash·ed·ly [dash-id-lee] /ˈdæʃ ɪd li/, adverb

Origin of dash

1
1250–1300; (v.) Middle English dasshen, perhaps < Old Norse; compare Danish daske slap, flap, Swedish daska; (noun) Middle English: blow, clash, derivative of the v.

SYNONYMS FOR dash
10. dart, bolt. See rush1. 11. pinch, bit; touch.

dash

2
[ dash ]
/ dæʃ /

verb (used with object) Chiefly British.

to damn (usually used as an interjection).

Origin of dash

2
1790–1800; euphemism based on d—n, printed form of damn

dash

3
[ dash ]
/ dæʃ /
(in West Africa)

noun

a tip, bribe, or recompense.

verb (used with object)

to give a tip or bribe to (especially a government employee).

Origin of dash

3
1780–1790; perhaps first recorded in Dutch as dache, dasche (1602); origin uncertain, but often alleged to be < Portuguese das (you) give (2nd singular present indicative of dar to give)

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British Dictionary definitions for dashed

dash

1
/ (dæʃ) /

verb (mainly tr)

noun

Word Origin for dash

Middle English dasche, dasse

dash

2
/ (dæʃ) /

interjection

informal a euphemistic word for damn (def. 1), damn (def. 2)

dash

3
/ (dæʃ) Western African /

noun

a gift, commission, tip, or bribe

verb

to give (a dash) to someone

Word Origin for dash

C16: perhaps from Fanti

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Word Origin and History for dashed
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Culture definitions for dashed

dash

A punctuation mark (—) used to indicate a sudden break in thought, to set off parenthetical material, or to take the place of such expressions as that is and namely: “He's running for reelection — if he lives until then”; “Very few people in this class — three, to be exact — have completed their projects”; “She joined the chorus for only one reason — she loves to sing.” In the last example, where the parenthetical material comes at the end of the sentence rather than in the middle, a colon could be used instead of the dash.

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