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slash

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[ slash ]
/ slæʃ /
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verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
to lay about one with sharp, sweeping strokes; make one's way by cutting.
to make a sweeping, cutting stroke.
noun
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Origin of slash

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1350–1400; Middle English slaschen< ?

OTHER WORDS FROM slash

un·slashed, adjective

Other definitions for slash (2 of 2)

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[ slash ]
/ slæʃ /

noun
Often slashes. a tract of wet or swampy ground overgrown with bushes or trees.

Origin of slash

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An Americanism dating back to 1645–55; origin uncertain
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British Dictionary definitions for slash

slash
/ (slæʃ) /

verb (tr)
noun

Word Origin for slash

C14 slaschen, perhaps from Old French esclachier to break
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