Origin of plastering
verb (used with object)
- to defeat decisively; trounce; drub.
- to knock down or injure, as by a blow or beating.
- to inflict serious damage or injury on by heavy bombing, shelling, or other means of attack.
Origin of plaster
Related Words for plasteringadhesive, cement, glue, mortar, stucco, lime, daub, paste, smudge, coat, binding, gum, dressing, mucilage, gypsum, overlay, cover, adhere, bedaub, bind
Examples from the Web for plastering
Contemporary Examples of plastering
Just when did parents get so into plastering their kids all over their social networks?Introducing the Internet’s New Bundle of Joy: The Baby Selfie
February 25, 2014
Historical Examples of plastering
This we also burnt with fire, after we had protected the fresh flint by plastering it with clay.The Trail Book
For Blink was plastering him with the water-marks of joy and anxiety.The Burning Spear
With the plastering of this mud the careful circularity of the work begins.The Meaning of Evolution
Samuel Christian Schmucker
He was fixing a board to put over a hole in the plastering in his chamber.Freaks of Fortune
In one or two instances the remains of a fine coat of plastering was noticed.The Prehistoric World
E. A. Allen
Word Origin for plaster
late Old English plaster "medicinal application," from Vulgar Latin plastrum, shortened from Latin emplastrum "a plaster" (in the medical as well as the building sense), from Greek emplastron "salve, plaster" (used by Galen instead of more usual emplaston), noun use of neuter of emplastos "daubed on," from en- "on" + plastos "molded," from plassein "to mold" (see plasma). The building construction material is first recorded in English c.1300, via Old French plastre, from the same source, and in early use the English word often had the French spelling.
"to coat with plaster," early 14c., from plaster (n.) and partly Old French plastrier "to cover with plaster" (Modern French plâtrer), from plastre (see plaster (n.). Related: Plastered; plastering. Figurative use from c.1600. Meaning "to bomb (a target) heavily" is first recorded 1915. Sports sense of "to defeat decisively" is from 1919.