sling

1
[ sling ]
/ slɪŋ /

noun

verb (used with object), slung, sling·ing.

Idioms for sling

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

Origin of sling

1
1175–1225; (v.) Middle English slyngen < Old Norse slyngva to sling, fling, cognate with Old English slingan to wind, twist; (noun) Middle English, perhaps derivative of the v., though sense “strap, hoist” may be of distinct orig.

SYNONYMS FOR sling

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH sling

sling slink
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British Dictionary definitions for sling hash (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 hash (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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Medicine definitions for sling hash

sling
[ slĭng ]

n.

A supporting bandage or suspensory device, especially a loop suspended from the neck and supporting the flexed forearm.
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Idioms and Phrases with sling hash (1 of 2)

sling hash

Serve food in a restaurant, especially a cheap establishment. For example, The only job she could find was slinging hash in the neighborhood diner. This term alludes to the inelegant presentation and nature of the food, in effect, tossing hash before a customer. [Slang; mid-1800s]

Idioms and Phrases with sling hash (2 of 2)

sling

In addition to the idioms beginning with sling

  • sling hash
  • sling mud at

also see:

  • ass in a sling
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