gash

1
[ gash ]
/ gæʃ /

noun

a long, deep wound or cut; slash.
Slang: Vulgar.
  1. the vagina.
  2. Extremely Disparaging and Offensive. a contemptuous term used to refer to a woman considered as a sex object.

verb (used with object)

to make a long, deep cut in; slash.

Origin of gash

1
1540–50; alteration (with -sh perhaps from slash1) of Middle English garsen < Old French garser, jarsier (French gercer) to scarify, wound < Vulgar Latin *charaxāre < Greek charássein to scratch, notch

OTHER WORDS FROM gash

un·gashed, adjective

usage note for gash

When referring to a female, this term is used with disparaging intent and perceived as highly insulting. The word cunt shows a similar transfer of meaning from a woman’s genitalia to the woman herself.

Definition for gash (2 of 3)

gash2
[ gash ]
/ gæʃ /

adjective Chiefly Scot.

wise, sagacious.
neat; well-dressed; well-groomed.

Origin of gash

2
First recorded in 1700–10; origin uncertain

Definition for gash (3 of 3)

gash3
[ gash ]
/ gæʃ /

adjective Scot. Archaic.

dreary or gloomy in appearance.

Origin of gash

3
First recorded in 1580–90; origin uncertain
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Examples from the Web for gash

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  • No jaguar made that gash--and theres not a sign of a jaguar about.

British Dictionary definitions for gash (1 of 2)

gash1
/ (ɡæʃ) /

verb

(tr) to make a long deep cut or wound in; slash

noun

a long deep cut or wound

Word Origin for gash

C16: from Old French garser to scratch, wound, from Vulgar Latin charissāre (unattested), from Greek kharassein to scratch

British Dictionary definitions for gash (2 of 2)

gash2
/ (ɡæʃ) /

adjective

slang surplus to requirements; unnecessary, extra, or spare

Word Origin for gash

C20: of unknown origin
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Medicine definitions for gash

gash
[ găsh ]

v.

To make a long, deep cut in; slash deeply.

n.

A long, deep cut.
A deep flesh wound.
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