squabash

transitive verb squa·bash \ ˈskwȯˌbash , -wäˌb- \

Definition of squabash

-ed/-ing/-es
:to crush especially with criticism :lambaste
  • his satire … squabashed at one blow a set of coxcombs
  • —J. G. Lockhart

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Origin and Etymology of squabash

blend of squash and bash


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