Origin of gashearlier garse from Middle English garsen from Old French garser from Vulgar Latin an unverified form charassare from Classical Greek charassein, to cut, engrave
Origin of gashME garse < OFr
transitive verbgashed, gash·ing, gash·es
- A long deep cut.
- A deep flesh wound.
Origin of gashAlteration of Middle English garsen to scarify from Old North French garser from Late Latin charaxāre to scratch, engrave from Greek kharassein
(third-person singular simple present gashes, present participle gashing, simple past and past participle gashed)
From an alteration of Middle English garsen, from Old French garser, jarsier (Modern French gercer), from Vulgar Latin *charaxāre, from Ancient Greek charássein ("to scratch, notch").