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slapdash

[ slap-dash ]
/ ˈslæpˌdæʃ /
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adverb
in a hasty, haphazard manner: He assembled the motor slapdash.
adjective
hasty and careless; offhand: a slapdash answer.
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Origin of slapdash

1670–80; slap1 (adv.) + dash1
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British Dictionary definitions for slapdash

slapdash
/ (ˈslæpˌdæʃ) /

adverb
in a careless, hasty, or haphazard manner
adjective
careless, hasty, or haphazard
noun
slapdash activity or work
another name for roughcast (def. 1)

Word Origin for slapdash

C17: from slap + dash 1
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