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slasher

[slash-er] /ˈslæʃ ər/
noun
1.
a person or thing that slashes.
2.
a person who criminally attacks others with a knife, razor, or the like.
3.
a horror film depicting such a criminal and featuring gory special effects.
Origin
1550-1560
1550-60; slash1 + -er1
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  • Not a slasher movie with blood and guts but rather a mental thriller.
  • We raise a wail of despair the baggage smasher and the laundry slasher.
British Dictionary definitions for slasher

slasher

/ˈslæʃə/
noun
1.
a person or thing that slashes
2.
(Austral & NZ) a wooden-handled cutting tool or tractor-drawn machine used for cutting scrub or undergrowth in the bush
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Word Origin and History for slasher
n.

1550s, "a bully, a fighter;" 1815, "weapon for slashing," agent noun from slash (v.). As "violent movie" by 1978.

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Slang definitions & phrases for slasher

slap-up

adjective

Excellent; great (1843+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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