1 [gash]
a long, deep wound or cut; slash.
Slang: Vulgar.
the vagina.
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.

1540–50; alteration (with -sh perhaps from slash1) of Middle English garsen < Old French garser, jarsier (French gercer) to scarify, wound < Vulgar Latin *charaxāre < Greek charássein to scratch, notch

ungashed, adjective

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. 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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