gash

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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
gash1 /gæʃ/USA pronunciation   n. [countable]
  1. Pathologya long, deep wound or cut.

v. [+ object]
  1. to make a gash in:The barbed wire gashed my leg.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
gash1  (gash),USA pronunciation  n. 
  1. Pathologya long, deep wound or cut;
    slash.
  2. Sex and Gender[Slang](vulgar).
    • the vagina.
    • Sex and Gender[Disparaging and Offensive,]a woman considered as a sex object.

v.t. 
  1. to make a long, deep cut in;
    slash.
  • Greek charássein to scratch, notch
  • Vulgar Latin *charaxāre
  • Old French garser, jarsier (French gercer) to scarify, wound
  • alteration (with -sh perh. from slash1) of Middle English garsen 1540–50

gash2  (gash),USA pronunciation  adj. [Chiefly Scot.]
  1. wise, sagacious.
  2. neat;
    well-dressed;
    well-groomed.
  • origin, originally uncertain 1700–10

gash3  (gash),USA pronunciation adj. [Scot. Archaic.]
  • Scottish Termsdreary or gloomy in appearance.
    • origin, originally uncertain 1580–90

    Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
    gash /ɡæʃ/ vb
    1. (transitive) to make a long deep cut or wound in; slash
    n
    1. a long deep cut or wound
    Etymology: 16th Century: from Old French garser to scratch, wound, from Vulgar Latin charissāre (unattested), from Greek kharassein to scratch
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