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[ sling ]
/ slɪŋ /
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noun
verb (used with object), slung, sling·ing.
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Idioms about sling

    sling hash, Slang. to work as a waiter or waitress, especially at a lunch counter or cheap restaurant.

Origin of sling

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First recorded in 1175–1225; Middle English (verb) slyngen, from Old Norse slyngva “to sling, fling,” cognate with Old English slingan “to wind, twist”; (noun) Middle English, perhaps derivative of the verb, though the sense “strap, hoist” may be of distinct origin

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH sling

sling , slink

Other definitions for sling (2 of 2)

sling2
[ sling ]
/ slɪŋ /

noun
an iced alcoholic drink, typically containing gin, water, sugar, and lemon or lime juice.

Origin of sling

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An Americanism dating back to 1785–95; of uncertain origin
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British Dictionary definitions for sling (1 of 2)

sling1
/ (slɪŋ) /

noun
verb slings, slinging or slung

Derived forms of sling

slinger, noun

Word Origin for sling

C13: perhaps of Scandinavian origin; compare Old Norse slyngva to hurl, Old High German slingan

British Dictionary definitions for sling (2 of 2)

sling2
/ (slɪŋ) /

noun
a mixed drink with a spirit base, usually sweetened

Word Origin for sling

C19: of uncertain origin
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