hazing

noun haz·ing \ ˈhā-ziŋ \
Updated on: 6 Dec 2017

Definition of hazing

: the action of hazing; especially : an initiation process involving harassment

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First Known Use of hazing

circa 1855


HAZING Defined for English Language Learners

hazing

noun

Definition of hazing for English Language Learners

  • : the practice of playing unpleasant tricks on someone or forcing someone to do unpleasant things



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