slash

1
[ slash ]
/ slæʃ /

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


Nearby words

  1. slapped-cheek disease,
  2. slapper,
  3. slapshot,
  4. slapstick,
  5. slart,
  6. slash and burn,
  7. slash fiction,
  8. slash pine,
  9. slash pocket,
  10. slash-and-burn

Origin of slash

1
1350–1400; Middle English slaschen < ?

Related formsun·slashed, adjective

slash

2
[ slash ]
/ slæʃ /

noun

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

Origin of slash

2
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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Word Origin and History for slash
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