a type or piece of fan fiction involving usually same-sex romantic relationships between fictional characters or famous people, whether or not the romances actually exist: Sherlock Holmes/Dr. Watson slash fiction.Also called slash.
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Origin of slash fiction
First recorded in 1980–85
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