lashings

plural noun
lash·​ings | \ ˈla-shiŋz How to pronounce lashings (audio) , -shənz \
variants: or less commonly lashins \ ˈla-​shənz How to pronounce lashins (audio) \

Definition of lashings

chiefly British
: a great plenty : abundance piles of bread and butter and lashings of tea— Molly Weir

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Recent Examples on the Web The territorial legislature had passed a black-exclusion law in 1844 -- dictating regular public lashings until lawbreakers left the territory -- and followed it up with another such law five years later. oregonlive, "Oregon’s founders sought a ‘white utopia,’ a stain of racism that lives on even as state celebrates its progressivism," 14 June 2020

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First Known Use of lashings

1829, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for lashings

from gerund of lash entry 1

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18 Jun 2020

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“Lashings.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lashings. Accessed 7 Aug. 2020.

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