Lambasting



[lam-beyst, -bast] /læmˈbeɪst, -ˈbæst/

verb (used with object), lambasted, lambasting. Informal.
1.
to beat or whip severely.
2.
to reprimand or berate harshly; censure; excoriate.
v.

1630s, from lam (1590s, ultimately from a Scandinavian source, cf. Old Norse lemja “to beat, to lame”) + baste “to thrash” (see baste). Related: Lambasted; lambasting.

verb

[1637+; ultimately fr British lam and baste, both ”beat”]

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