Slash Definition

slăsh
slashed, slashes, slashing
verb
slashed, slashes, slashing
To cut or wound with a sweeping stroke or strokes, as of a knife.
Webster's New World
To criticize or rebuke harshly.
Webster's New World
To make a gash or gashes in.
American Heritage
To whip viciously; lash; scourge.
Webster's New World
To cut slits in (a fabric, dress, etc.), esp. so as to expose underlying material, usually of another color.
Webster's New World
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noun
slashes
A sweeping stroke made as with a knife.
Webster's New World
A cut made by or as by such a stroke; gash; slit.
Webster's New World
An ornamental slit in a fabric, dress, etc.
Webster's New World
A short diagonal line (/) used between two words to show that either is applicable (and/or), in dates or fractions (3/8), to express “per” (feet/second), etc.; virgule.
Webster's New World
An open place in a forest, cluttered with branches, chips, or other debris, as from the cutting of timber.
Webster's New World
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conjuntion
As well as; and. Used in combination and often rendered as a virgule in print.
An actor-slash-writer; a waiter/dancer.
American Heritage
Used to connect two or more identities in a list.
I'm a teacher slash student.
Wiktionary
Used to list alternatives.
I think I'm having hallucinations slash someone is playing tricks on me.
Wiktionary

Other Word Forms of Slash

Noun

Singular:
slash
Plural:
slashes

Origin of Slash

  • Perhaps from obsolete French esclachier to break variant of esclater from Old French from esclat splinter slat

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

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