slap-dash

slapdash

[slap-dash]
adverb
1.
in a hasty, haphazard manner: He assembled the motor slapdash.
adjective
2.
hasty and careless; offhand: a slapdash answer.

Origin:
1670–80; slap1 (adv.) + dash1

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slapdash (ˈslæpˌdæʃ)
 
adv
1.  in a careless, hasty, or haphazard manner
 
adj
2.  careless, hasty, or haphazard
 
n
3.  slapdash activity or work
4.  another name for roughcast
 
[C17: from slap + dash1]

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slap-dash definition


  1. mod.
    fast and careless. : I wish you hadn't done it in such a slap-dash fashion.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
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