in a hasty, haphazard manner: He assembled the motor slapdash.
hasty and careless; offhand: a slapdash answer.
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How to use slapdash in a sentence
City staff said they don’t see any way around putting restauranteurs through a more intensive process to make their outdoor structures permanent and bring their slapdash structures up to code.Hundreds of Outdoor Dining Structures Might Have to Come Down | MacKenzie Elmer | May 10, 2021 | Voice of San Diego
The signs on store windows telling us to keep six feet apart were slapdash and scrawled by hand.Some young women embraced their gray hair during the pandemic. They might not go back. | Maura Judkis | April 12, 2021 | Washington Post
In 1975, sports broadcasting was a more slapdash operation compared to the modern era, when announcer assignments are made weeks, months or — in the case of the Super Bowl network rotation — even years in advance.Dick Stockton retires after thousands of games and one legendary call | Matt Bonesteel | March 25, 2021 | Washington Post
While the recipe was fairly easy overall, good for late-night baking, dispersing the sticky, relatively scant batter throughout a bowl full of light popped corn was somewhat difficult — but even my slapdash efforts turned out pretty well.
Unlike the slapdash nature of many blockchain projects launched in 2017, Polkadot has attracted elite computer scientists and its investors include funded by prominent venture capital firms, including Polychain Capital.The blockchain industry faces a moment of truth as high-profile projects go live | Jeff | October 21, 2020 | Fortune
No matter how constitutionally suspect, how costly, how slapdash, or how disappointing a grand policy might be, well, they tried.
To the uninitiated, it can seem all too random, slapdash, or disorienting.This Is How an Episode of Cartoon Network’s ‘Adventure Time’ Is Made | Rich Goldstein | December 19, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Because of the speed of its composition, it was a fairly slapdash piece of work.
The risk with collage is that it can seem slapdash or myopic, its meaning opaque to anyone but the artist.
Balzac wrote the stranger a slapdash of a letter, as he was always doing, and forgot the incident.Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Vol. 13 | Elbert Hubbard
In such slapdash, inefficient fashion this young man conducted all his personal life.Angela's Business | Henry Sydnor Harrison
The craftsman of Irish blood is likely to be a little slapdash in method, and he rarely stands near the top of his trade in skill.The Old World in the New | Edward Alsworth Ross
It is too hurried and slapdash, and I may have quite different opinions after we have calmed down a bit.Friends of France | Various
I didna gae slapdash to them wi' our young bra' bridegroom, to gar them baud up the market.Waverley, Or 'Tis Sixty Years Hence, Complete | Sir Walter Scott
British Dictionary definitions for slapdash
in a careless, hasty, or haphazard manner
careless, hasty, or haphazard
slapdash activity or work
another name for roughcast (def. 1)
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