slashing

adjective
slash·​ing | \ ˈsla-shiŋ How to pronounce slashing (audio) \

Definition of slashing

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : incisively satiric or critical

slashing

noun

Definition of slashing (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : the act or process of slashing
2 : an insert or layer of contrasting color revealed by a slash (as in a garment)

Other Words from slashing

Adjective

slashingly adverb

Examples of slashing in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective Journalists at newspapers owned by Alden’s MediaNews Group have accused the hedge fund of slashing costs without regard for their work and solely as a way to increase profit margins. Marc Tracy, New York Times, 27 Feb. 2020 But there's still more slashing where that came from! Taysha Murtaugh, Country Living, 31 Jan. 2018 But there's still more slashing where that came from! Taysha Murtaugh, Country Living, 31 Jan. 2018 But there's still more slashing where that came from! Taysha Murtaugh, Country Living, 31 Jan. 2018 But there's still more slashing where that came from! Taysha Murtaugh, Country Living, 31 Jan. 2018 But there's still more slashing where that came from! Taysha Murtaugh, Country Living, 31 Jan. 2018 But there's still more slashing where that came from! Taysha Murtaugh, Country Living, 31 Jan. 2018 But there's still more slashing where that came from! Taysha Murtaugh, Country Living, 31 Jan. 2018 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Floyd is known for his elite slashing and ability to shoot the basketball. Shreyas Laddha, Hartford Courant, 24 Apr. 2022 Jose Gomez III, 21-year-old, of Midland, admitted his guilt to the slashing of a customer, his 6-year-old child and a Sam's Club employee on March 14, 2020. NBC News, 24 Feb. 2022 Sunday's slashing is the latest in a string of violent incidents this year related to the New York City subway system. Pooja Salhotra And Mirna Alsharif, CNN, 8 Mar. 2022 The kills are exceptionally brutal and bloody, shot with a greater sense of realism as to the strength and heft that goes into the actual slashing. Katie Walsh, Los Angeles Times, 13 Jan. 2022 Williams is eager to be a consistent slashing threat, which would help take some of the scoring load off Bueckers’ shoulders. Alexa Philippou, courant.com, 13 Nov. 2021 The judge said Lewis has been in several fights while in custody, and was recently re-arrested for felony assault over his involvement in a slashing with another inmate. Victoria Albert, CBS News, 14 Oct. 2021 Other speakers urged hefty taxes on climate-damaging polluters and a slashing of government programs that amount to subsidies for oil, gas and coal. Ellen Knickmeyer And Aamer Madhani, Chron, 22 Apr. 2021 Authorities did not disclose possible motivations or reasons behind the slashing. Jon Haworth, ABC News, 30 Mar. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of slashing

Adjective

1593, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun

1576, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Slashing.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/slashing. Accessed 21 May. 2022.

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