adjective, Chiefly Scot.
neat; well-dressed; well-groomed.
adjective, Scot. Archaic.
dreary or gloomy in appearance.
(transitive) to make a long deep cut or wound in; slash
a long deep cut or wound
(slang) surplus to requirements; unnecessary, extra, or spare
1540s, from Middle English garce (early 13c.), from Old North French garser “to scarify, cut, slash” (Old French *garse), apparently from Vulgar Latin *charassare, from Greek kharassein “engrave,” from PIE *gher- “to scrape, scratch” (cf. character). Loss of -r- is characteristic (see ass (n.2)). Slang use for “vulva” dates to mid-1700s.
1560s, alteration of garsen (late 14c.), from Old North French garser “to cut, slash” (see gash (n.)). Related: Gashed; gashing.
v. gashed, gash·ing, gash·es
To make a long, deep cut in; slash deeply. n.
To do the sex act: We gashed (1980s+ Students)
Extra or unexpected portions, bits of luck, etc; dividends; bonuses
[WWII Army fr 1900s+ British Navy; origin unknown; perhaps fr French gache´, ”spoiled,” since it occurs in gash bucket, ”garbage bin”]
[gash] /gæʃ/ noun 1. a long, deep wound or cut; slash. 2. Slang: Vulgar. verb (used with object) 3. to make a long, deep cut in; slash. /ɡæʃ/ verb 1. (transitive) to make a long deep cut or wound in; slash noun 2. a long deep cut or wound /ɡæʃ/ adjective 1. (slang) surplus to […]
[gas-hohl-der] /ˈgæsˌhoʊl dər/ noun 1. (def 2). /ˈɡæsˌhəʊldə/ noun 1. Also called gasometer. a large tank for storing coal gas or natural gas prior to distribution to users 2. any vessel for storing or measuring a gas
- Gas hound
[gas-hous] /ˈgæsˌhaʊs/ noun, plural gashouses [gas-hou-ziz] /ˈgæsˌhaʊ zɪz/ (Show IPA) 1. . n. 1880 as a power-generating station, from gas (n.) + house (n.). By 1926, emblematic of a run-down district of a U.S. city, a typical abode of gangsters.