Extremely Disparaging and Offensive.a contemptuous term used to refer to a woman considered as a sex object.
verb (used with object)
to make a long, deep cut in; slash.
Origin: 1540–50; alteration (with -sh perhaps from slash1) of Middle Englishgarsen < Old Frenchgarser, jarsier (Frenchgercer) to scarify, wound < Vulgar Latin*charaxāre < Greekcharássein to scratch, notch
Usage note When referring to a female, this term is used with disparaging intent and perceived as highly insulting. The word cunt shows a similar transfer of meaning from a woman’s genitalia to the woman herself.
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.