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slag

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noun \ˈslag\

Definition of slag

  1. :  the dross or scoria of a metal

Origin and Etymology of slag

Middle Low German slagge


First Known Use: 1552

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slag

noun

Definition of slag

slang, chiefly British

  1. :  a lewd or promiscuous woman

Origin and Etymology of slag

earlier argot slag coward, worthless person


First Known Use: circa 1958


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slag

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Definition of slag

slagged

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slagging

chiefly British

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to criticize harshly

Examples of slag in a sentence

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

Origin and Etymology of slag

probably from 2slag


First Known Use: 1971



SLAG Defined for Kids

slag

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noun \ˈslag\

Definition of slag for Students

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


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