slap dashing

Origin of slap dashing

First recorded in 1810–20
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Examples from the Web for slap dashing

Historical Examples of slap dashing

  • So he goes on slap-dashing about, shuttle-cocking back every new delivery, saying "Pish!"

    A Likely Story

    William De Morgan

  • And he was proud as a boy of the simple bit of slap-dashing, and entirely absorbed in it and the pork-pie.