slag

noun (1)
\ ˈslag How to pronounce slag (audio) \

Definition of slag

 (Entry 1 of 3)

: the dross or scoria of a metal

slag

noun (2)

Definition of slag (Entry 2 of 3)

slang, chiefly British
: a lewd or promiscuous woman

slag

verb
slagged; slagging

Definition of slag (Entry 3 of 3)

transitive verb

chiefly British
: to criticize harshly

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Synonyms: Verb

Antonyms: Verb

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Examples of slag in a Sentence

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

First Known Use of slag

Noun (1)

1552, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

circa 1958, in the meaning defined above

Verb

1971, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for slag

Noun (1)

Middle Low German slagge

Noun (2)

earlier argot slag coward, worthless person

Verb

probably from slag entry 2

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“Slag.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/slag. Accessed 7 May. 2021.

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slag

noun
\ ˈslag How to pronounce slag (audio) \

Kids Definition of slag

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

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