plural noun

lash·​ings ˈla-shiŋz How to pronounce lashings (audio) -shənz How to pronounce lashings (audio)
variants or less commonly lashins
chiefly British
: a great plenty : abundance
piles of bread and butter and lashings of teaMolly Weir

Examples of lashings in a Sentence

we've prepared lashings of wassail for the holiday party

Word History


from gerund of lash entry 1

First Known Use

1829, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of lashings was in 1829

Dictionary Entries Near lashings

Cite this Entry

“Lashings.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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