from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To make a long deep cut in; slash deeply.
  • n. A long deep cut.
  • n. A deep flesh wound.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A deep cut.
  • n. A vulva, pussy
  • n. A woman
  • n. Rubbish, spare kit
  • n. Rubbish on board an aircraft
  • n. Unused film or sound during film editing
  • n. Poor quality beer, usually watered down.
  • v. To make a deep, long cut, to slash.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A deep and long cut; an incision of considerable length and depth, particularly in flesh.
  • transitive v. To make a gash, or long, deep incision in; -- applied chiefly to incisions in flesh.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To make a long deep incision in, as flesh; cut deeply into the flesh of: as, to gash a person's cheek.
  • Shrewd; sagacious; having the appearance of sagacity joined with that of self-importance.
  • Lively and fluent in discourse; talkative.
  • Trim; well dressed.
  • To converse; gossip; tattle; gush.
  • n. An incision or cut, relatively long and deep; particularly, a cut in flesh; a slash.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a trench resembling a furrow that was made by erosion or excavation
  • n. a wound made by cutting
  • v. cut open
  • n. a strong sweeping cut made with a sharp instrument


Alteration of Middle English garsen, to scarify, from Old North French garser, from Late Latin charaxāre, to scratch, engrave, from Greek kharassein.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From an alteration of Middle English garsen, from Old French garser, jarsier (Modern French gercer), from Vulgar Latin *charaxāre, from Ancient Greek charássein ("to scratch, notch"). (Wiktionary)


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