slashing

[ slash-ing ]
/ ˈslæʃ ɪŋ /

noun

adjective

sweeping; cutting.
violent; severe: a slashing wind.
dashing; impetuous.
vivid; flashing; brilliant.
Informal. very large or fine; splendid: a slashing fortune.

Origin of slashing

First recorded in 1590–1600; slash1 + -ing1, -ing2

OTHER WORDS FROM slashing

slash·ing·ly, adverb

Definition for slashing (2 of 2)

slash1
[ 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 < ?

OTHER WORDS FROM slash

un·slashed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for slashing (1 of 2)

slashing
/ (ˈslæʃɪŋ) /

adjective

aggressively or harshly critical (esp in the phrase slashing attack)

Derived forms of slashing

slashingly, adverb

British Dictionary definitions for slashing (2 of 2)

slash
/ (slæʃ) /

verb (tr)

noun

Word Origin for slash

C14 slaschen, perhaps from Old French esclachier to break
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