Definition of slag noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//slæɡ//
    ; NAmE NAmE//slæɡ//
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  1. 1[uncountable] the waste material that remains after metal has been removed from rock
  2. 2[countable] (British English, slang) an offensive word for a woman, used to suggest that she has a lot of sexual partners
  3. Word Originmid 16th cent.: from Middle Low German slagge, perhaps from slagen ‘strike’, with reference to fragments formed by hammering. The verb sense ‘criticize’ dates from the 1970s.

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