- 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
- wise, sagacious.
- neat; well-dressed; well-groomed.
Origin of gash2
- dreary or gloomy in appearance.
Origin of gash3
Related Words for gashlaceration, incision, tear, split, wound, gouge, mark, slit, rent, slash, cleft, nip, notch, furrow, lance, cleave, rend, injure, lacerate, incise
Examples from the Web for gash
Contemporary Examples of gash
There is a gash across his forehead, a cut on his lip, small bruises on his cheek and ear, but they are all surface.Inside a Home Funeral
Melissa Roberts Weidman
February 5, 2013
He was lucky his injuries were minor, the worst being the 40 stitches needed for the gash on his leg.Suicide Crisis: Why the Military Needs Mandatory Mental-Health Services
September 27, 2012
Zimmerman, 28, suffered a broken nose, a gash to his head, and other injuries, according to Sanford police reports.George Zimmerman’s Account of Fight With Trayvon Martin Questioned
March 27, 2012
St. Vincent sat there stunned, blood dripping from a gash above his left eye.Lena Horne's Stormy Past
May 10, 2010
Historical Examples of gash
You may make yourself as light as any gash balloon,' said Mrs Gamp.Life And Adventures Of Martin Chuzzlewit
The gash in his skull must have reached his brain, for he had become a mere animal.The Fat and the Thin
When his thoughts settled on the pain this gash caused him, he suffered cruelly.Therese Raquin
He paused to breathe, and to survey the gash he had made in the side of the tree.Despair's Last Journey
David Christie Murray
He could move about now, and the gash in his head had ceased bleeding.Ruth Fielding and the Gypsies
Alice B. Emerson
- (tr) to make a long deep cut or wound in; slash
- a long deep cut or wound
Word Origin for gash
- slang surplus to requirements; unnecessary, extra, or spare
Word Origin for gash
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.