Flayer

flay

[fley]
verb (used with object)
1.
to strip off the skin or outer covering of.
2.
to criticize or scold with scathing severity.
3.
to deprive or strip of money or property.

Origin:
before 900; Middle English flen, Old English flēan; cognate with Middle Dutch vlaen, Old Norse flā

flayer, noun
unflayed, adjective


2. castigate, excoriate, upbraid, chew out.
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flay (fleɪ)
 
vb
1.  to strip off the skin or outer covering of, esp by whipping; skin
2.  to attack with savage criticism
3.  to strip of money or goods, esp by cheating or extortion
 
[Old English flēan; related to Old Norse flā to peel, Lithuanian plešti to tear]
 
'flayer
 
n

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flay
O.E. flean "to skin" (strong verb, pt. flog, pp. flagen), from P.Gmc. *flakhanan (cf. M.Du. vlaen, O.N. fla), from PIE root *plak- (cf. Gk. plessein "to strike"). Related: Flayed; flaying.
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