hazing

noun
haz·​ing | \ ˈhā-ziŋ How to pronounce hazing (audio) \

Definition of hazing

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

Examples of hazing in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Entry-level aides, generally in their twenties and chronically underpaid, have been expected to endure all manner of hazing and mind games. Andrew Marantz, The New Yorker, 27 July 2022 Moreover, attendance at these events was compulsory, thus constituting an ideological hazing. Abigail Anthony, National Review, 15 July 2022 In addition to the hazing charges, the two University of Missouri-Columbia students are facing misdemeanor counts of supplying liquor to a minor or intoxicated person, PEOPLE confirms. Chris Harris, PEOPLE.com, 21 June 2022 Three former fraternity members were sentenced Thursday to jail terms for their roles in the hazing death of a Bowling Green State University student, while two others were ordered to serve house arrest. CBS News, 17 June 2022 And that includes with bullying, cyber-bullying, hazing and retaliation. The Salt Lake Tribune, 28 Feb. 2022 Adam and Shruti both wonder whether they’re cut out to be doctors, and what the hazing of medical training is supposed to teach them. Sophie Gilbert, The Atlantic, 23 June 2022 The hazing included confrontations of noncompliant deputies behind the station or at a nearby bar. The New Yorker, 30 May 2022 The hazing grew even worse, Martin recalled, when Lenny added SUP to his repertoire. Daniel Duane, Wired, 23 Dec. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of hazing

1850, in the meaning defined above

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Last Updated

13 Aug 2022

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“Hazing.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hazing. Accessed 14 Aug. 2022.

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