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gash

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noun \ˈgash\

Simple Definition of gash

  • : a long, deep cut

Full Definition of gash

  1. 1 :  a deep long cut in flesh

  2. 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.



1548

First Known Use of gash

1548


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gash

verb

Simple Definition of gash

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

Full Definition of gash

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to make a gash in

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  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


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gash

adjective

Definition of gash

  1. 1 chiefly Scottish :  knowing, witty

  2. 2 chiefly Scottish :  well-dressed :  trim



Origin of gash

origin unknown


First Known Use: 1706


GASH Defined for Kids

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gash

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noun \ˈgash\

Definition of gash

  1. :  a long deep cut




2

gash

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verb

Definition of gash

gashedgash·ing

  1. :  to make a long deep cut in <The knife slipped and gashed her finger.>




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