lashings

[lash-ingz]

noun (used with a plural verb) Chiefly British Informal.

an abundance; plenty (usually followed by of): strawberries with lashings of cream.

Nearby words

  1. lash rail,
  2. lash-up,
  3. lashed,
  4. lashing,
  5. lashingly,
  6. lashio,
  7. lashkar,
  8. lashley,
  9. lashup,
  10. lasik

Origin of lashings

1820–30; lash1 (in the sense “to spend money lavishly or foolishly”) + -ing1 + -s3

lashing

1
[lash-ing]

noun

the act of a person or thing that lashes.
a whipping with or as if with a lash.
a severe scolding; tongue-lashing.

Origin of lashing

1
Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at lash1, -ing1

lashing

2
[lash-ing]

noun

a binding or fastening with a rope or the like.
the rope or the like used.

Origin of lashing

2
First recorded in 1660–70; lash2 + -ing1

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British Dictionary definitions for lashings

lashing

1

noun

a whipping; flogging
a scolding
(plural usually foll by of) British informal large amounts; lots

lashing

2

noun

rope, cord, etc, used for binding or securing
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Word Origin and History for lashings

lashing

n.

"a beating, flogging," c.1400, verbal noun from lash (v.1).

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