Bash Definition

băsh
bashed, bashes, bashing
verb
bashed, bashes, bashing
To strike with a heavy, crushing blow.
The thug bashed the hood of the car with a sledgehammer.
American Heritage
To strike with a violent blow; smash (in)
Webster's New World
To beat or assault severely.
The police arrested the men who bashed an immigrant in the park.
American Heritage
To attack or abuse, as with blows or with words.
Webster's New World
To criticize (another) harshly, accusatorially, and threateningly.
American Heritage
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noun
bashes
A heavy, crushing blow.
American Heritage
A violent blow.
Webster's New World
A celebration; a party.
American Heritage
A gala event or party.
Webster's New World
A heavy, crushing blow.
American Heritage
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abbreviation

(computing) Name of the Free Software Foundation's command interpreter (the "shell") for UNIX-like operating system.

Bash stands for “Bourne-again shell”.
Wiktionary
idiom
have a bash at
  • to make an attempt at
Webster's New World

Other Word Forms of Bash

Noun

Singular:
bash
Plural:
bashes

Idioms, Phrasal Verbs Related to Bash

  • have a bash at

Origin of Bash

  • Short for Bourne-again shell, a pun on the name of the Bourne shell, an earlier Unix shell designed by Stephen R. Bourne, and the Christian concept of being "born again".

    From Wiktionary

  • Origin unknown

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Origin unknown

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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