lashings

[ lash-ingz ]
/ ˈlæʃ ɪŋz /

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

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

Origin of lashings

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

Definition for lashings (2 of 3)

lashing

1
[ lash-ing ]
/ ˈlæʃ ɪŋ /

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

Definition for lashings (3 of 3)

lashing

2
[ lash-ing ]
/ ˈlæʃ ɪŋ /

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 (1 of 2)

lashing

1
/ (ˈlæʃɪŋ) /

noun

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

British Dictionary definitions for lashings (2 of 2)

lashing

2
/ (ˈlæʃɪŋ) /

noun

rope, cord, etc, used for binding or securing

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