"bash" Definition

  1. to beat, thrash; “BASHING a dona,” beating a woman; originally a provincial word, applied to the practice of beating walnut trees, when in bud, with long poles, to increase their productiveness. Hence the West country proverb— “A woman, a whelp, and a walnut tree, The more you BASH ’em, the better they be.” The word BASH, among thieves, signifies to flog with the cat or birch. The worst that can happen to a brutal ruffian is to receive “a BASHING in, and a BASHING out,”—a flogging at the commencement and another at the close of his term of enforced virtue.

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Position in the dictionary: 110 of 4022 slang words.
Next words in the dictionary: baste, bastile, bat, bats, battells, batter, batty, batty-fang, be-argered, be-blowed
Previous words in the dictionary: barrikin, barney, barnacles, barn stormers, barking-iron, barker, bark, barge, barber’s clerk, barber’s cat

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