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  • n. Castigation; chastisement; a satirical reprimand.

Etymologies

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Perhaps from Middle English *forsliten, from Old English forslītan ("to devour, consume"), or from an alteration of forflitten ("severely scolded"), equivalent to for- +‎ flitten.

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