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slapdash

[slap-dash] /ˈslæpˌdæʃ/
adverb
1.
in a hasty, haphazard manner:
He assembled the motor slapdash.
adjective
2.
hasty and careless; offhand:
a slapdash answer.
Origin
1670-1680
1670-80; slap1 (adv.) + dash1
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  • And on it goes, wittily ridiculing the slapdash manner in which science stories are sometimes cobbled together.
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British Dictionary definitions for slapdash

slapdash

/ˈslæpˌdæʃ/
adverb
1.
in a careless, hasty, or haphazard manner
adjective
2.
careless, hasty, or haphazard
noun
3.
slapdash activity or work
4.
another name for roughcast (sense 1)
Word Origin
C17: from slap + dash1
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Word Origin and History for slapdash
adv.

1670s, from slap (v.) + dash (v.). As an adjective, "dashing, offhand, careless," from 1792. As a noun, "rough-coat, coarse plaster," from 1796.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for slapdash

slap

adverb

Precisely; directly: Streets that ended slap in a courtyard/ The storm was pointed slam-bang at Tampa (first form 1829+, second 1885+, third 1940s+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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