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snash

[ snash, snahsh ]
/ snæʃ, snɑʃ /
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noun

insolence; impertinence.

verb (used without object)

to use abusive language; speak disrespectfully.

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Origin of snash

First recorded in 1780–90; origin uncertain
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  • Now, as I have said, I thole snash from no man, and I gave him the word back sharply.

    Tales of Our Coast|S. R. Crockett
  • You can say what ye like aboot me—lies, sneers, snash—and I'll say naethin'.

    Bob, Son of Battle|Alfred Ollivant
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