gash

3 ENTRIES FOUND:

1gash

noun \ˈgash\

: a long, deep cut

Full Definition of GASH

1
:  a deep long cut in flesh
2
:  a deep narrow depression or cut <cut a gash through the forest> <a gash in the hull>

Examples of GASH

  1. The dog had a bad gash in his leg.
  2. The iceberg made a gash in the hull of the ship.

First Known Use of GASH

1548

2gash

verb

: to make a long, deep cut in (something)

Full Definition of GASH

transitive verb
:  to make a gash in
intransitive verb
:  to make a gash :  cut

Examples of GASH

  1. The knife slipped and gashed his finger.
  2. <her face had been gashed by the rocks as she tumbled down the embankment>

Origin of GASH

alteration of Middle English garsen, from Anglo-French garser to nip, scratch, from Vulgar Latin *charissare, from Greek charassein to scratch, engrave
First Known Use: 1566

3gash

adjective

Definition of GASH

1
chiefly Scottish :  knowing, witty
2
chiefly Scottish :  well-dressed :  trim

Origin of GASH

origin unknown
First Known Use: 1706

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