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)

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Other Words from slashing

Adjective

slashingly adverb

Examples of slashing in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective But there's still more slashing where that came from! Taysha Murtaugh, Country Living, "Jamie Lee Curtis Is Returning As Laurie Strode For One Last 'Halloween' Movie," 31 Jan. 2018 But there's still more slashing where that came from! Taysha Murtaugh, Country Living, "Jamie Lee Curtis Is Returning As Laurie Strode For One Last 'Halloween' Movie," 31 Jan. 2018 But there's still more slashing where that came from! Taysha Murtaugh, Country Living, "Jamie Lee Curtis Is Returning As Laurie Strode For One Last 'Halloween' Movie," 31 Jan. 2018 But there's still more slashing where that came from! Taysha Murtaugh, Country Living, "Jamie Lee Curtis Is Returning As Laurie Strode For One Last 'Halloween' Movie," 31 Jan. 2018 But there's still more slashing where that came from! Taysha Murtaugh, Country Living, "Jamie Lee Curtis Is Returning As Laurie Strode For One Last 'Halloween' Movie," 31 Jan. 2018 But there's still more slashing where that came from! Taysha Murtaugh, Country Living, "Jamie Lee Curtis Is Returning As Laurie Strode For One Last 'Halloween' Movie," 31 Jan. 2018 But there's still more slashing where that came from! Taysha Murtaugh, Country Living, "Jamie Lee Curtis Is Returning As Laurie Strode For One Last 'Halloween' Movie," 31 Jan. 2018 But there's still more slashing where that came from! Taysha Murtaugh, Country Living, "Jamie Lee Curtis Is Returning As Laurie Strode For One Last 'Halloween' Movie," 31 Jan. 2018 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Neve Campbell As the film’s hero, Sidney Prescott, Campbell survived slashings and other near-death scares to unmask the real killer. Kate Hogan, PEOPLE.com, "The Cast of Scream: Where Are They Now?," 20 Dec. 2019 With Kody Clark off for slashing, Fogarty took a drop pass from Joey Keane at his own blue line and clicked on a strong solo rush. Staff Report, courant.com, "Wolf Pack fall at Hershey in overtime," 1 Dec. 2019 Hutchinson, 32, is charged with first degree criminal mischief charges in connection to the Nov. 9 slashing. Leada Gore | Lgore@al.com, al, "Trump balloon slasher says he’s ‘just a proud American:’ attorney says ‘case is in its infancy’," 15 Nov. 2019 There’s the regulatory bonfire that the Mayfair crowd are so excited about: Odey and dozens of other City investors called for a slashing of red tape and divergence from EU standards in 2016. Washington Post, "How the Hedge Funds Are Really Playing Brexit," 1 Oct. 2019 Today, under Trump's direction, Americans have an EPA that touts the slashing of dozens of environmental protections. A. Chris Gajilan, CNN, "Nixon created the EPA in 1970. Today, it's a much different agency.," 23 Aug. 2019 Since then, several attacks on Beijing’s opponents in Hong Kong have brought whispers of triad involvement, including the gruesome slashing of former newspaper editor Kevin Lau with a meat cleaver in 2014. Laignee Barron / Hong Kong, Time, "Suspected 'Triad' Gangs Mark Dangerous New Phase in Hong Kong's Crisis," 23 July 2019 Nixing the slashing gave our finished loaf the smooth top of supermarket bread. Washington Post, "Next time, don’t buy sandwich bread. Make it at home," 1 July 2019 There are no jump scares, slashings or cathartic screams and chases. Katie Walsh, Twin Cities, "Brilliant ‘Midsommar’ lets the sunshine in to horror," 4 July 2019

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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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The first known use of slashing was in 1576

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“Slashing.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/slashing. Accessed 20 January 2020.

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