noun \ˈslag\

Definition of SLAG

:  the dross or scoria of a metal

Origin of SLAG

Middle Low German slagge
First Known Use: 1552

Other Metals and Metallurgy Terms

assay, bloom, bullion, ductile, ingot, malleable, patina, plate, temper, tensile

Rhymes with SLAG



Definition of SLAG

slang chiefly British
:  a lewd or promiscuous woman

Origin of SLAG

earlier argot slag coward, worthless person
First Known Use: circa 1958


transitive verb

Definition of SLAG

chiefly British
:  to criticize harshly

Examples of SLAG

  1. <London reviewers slagged off the new play for being another kitchen-sink drama.>

Origin of SLAG

probably from 2slag
First Known Use: 1971
SLAGGED Defined for Kids


noun \ˈslag\

Definition of SLAG for Kids

:  the waste left after the melting of ores and the separation of the metal from them


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