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Examples of slapdash in a Sentence
the investigation of the charges against the mayor was slapdash and not very thorough
Recent Examples of slapdash from the Web
Not surprisingly, the store’s parking lot was mostly empty at that early hour—a fact that made Brown’s slapdash parking especially noticeable to witnesses.
Director Jeff Tomsic, working from a script by Mark Steilen and Rob McKittrick, swings from violent slapstick to tender moments in slapdash fashion.
President Trump’s slapdash, on-again-off-again summit with Kim Jong Un in Singapore on Tuesday will hand the North Korean dictator a diplomatic coup that his father and grandfather never achieved.
Last year, the rapper Joyner Lucas staged a viral argument somewhat less slapdash than West’s.
Nevertheless, his side's slapdash defensive display will surely be a source of encouragement to AS Roma, who will be the Reds' next opponents in the Champions League semi final at Anfield on Tuesday.
As for Chanel’s slapdash twists? They were finished with iconic interlocking double-C’s that were made to catch the light.
President Trump's slapdash nomination of White House physician Ronny L. Jackson to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs is a reminder of the press's watchdog role.
But, in keeping with the Trump administration’s usual slapdash approach to personnel matters, Jackson wasn’t vetted in any traditional way.
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Did You Know?
The first known use of "slapdash" in English came in 1679 from the British poet and dramatist John Dryden, who used it as an adverb in his play The kind keeper; or Mr. Limberham: "Down I put the notes slap-dash." The Oxford English Dictionary defines this sense in part as "[w]ith, or as with, a slap and a dash," perhaps suggesting the notion of an action (such as painting) performed with quick, imprecise movements. Over 100 years later, the word acquired the adjectival sense with which we are more familiar today, describing something done in a hasty, careless, or haphazard manner.
SLAPDASH Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of slapdash for English Language Learners
: quick and careless
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