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

Origin of slash

1
1350–1400; Middle English slaschen < ?
Related formsun·slashed, adjective

Definition for slash (2 of 2)

slash

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[ 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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