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gash

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[ gash ]
/ gæʃ /
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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.
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Origin of gash

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First recorded in 1540–50; alteration of Middle English garsen, garcen “to make medical incisions” (with alteration of s to sh after r), from Old French garser, jarsier “to scarify, wound,” from unrecoreded Vulgar Latin charaxāre, from Greek charássein “to scratch, notch”; see origin at character

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.

OTHER WORDS FROM gash

un·gashed, adjective

Other definitions for gash (2 of 3)

gash2
[ gash ]
/ gæʃ /

adjective Chiefly Scot.
wise, sagacious.
neat; well-dressed; well-groomed.

Origin of gash

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First recorded in 1700–10; origin uncertain

Other definitions for gash (3 of 3)

gash3
[ gash ]
/ gæʃ /

adjective Scot. Archaic.
dreary or gloomy in appearance.

Origin of gash

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First recorded in 1580–90; origin uncertain
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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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