gas hest


2 [gash]
adjective Chiefly Scot.
wise, sagacious.
neat; well-dressed; well-groomed.

1700–10; origin uncertain Unabridged


3 [gash]
adjective Scot. Archaic.
dreary or gloomy in appearance.

1580–90; origin uncertain Unabridged
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gash1 (ɡæʃ)
1.  (tr) to make a long deep cut or wound in; slash
2.  a long deep cut or wound
[C16: from Old French garser to scratch, wound, from Vulgar Latin charissāre (unattested), from Greek kharassein to scratch]

gash2 (ɡæʃ)
slang surplus to requirements; unnecessary, extra, or spare
[C20: of unknown origin]

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Word Origin & History

1540s, from M.E. garce (early 13c.), from O.N.Fr. garser "to scarify, cut, slash," apparently from V.L. *charassare, from Gk. kharassein "engrave." Loss of -r- is characteristic (see bass, bust, etc.). Slang use for "vulva" dates to mid-1700s.
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gash (gāsh)
v. gashed, gash·ing, gash·es
To make a long, deep cut in; slash deeply. n.

  1. A long, deep cut.

  2. A deep flesh wound.

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