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English definition of “-bashing”


suffix uk   /-bæʃ.ɪŋ/ slang us  

-bashing suffix (HIT)

used in nouns meaning the practice of attacking a particular type of person violently: gay/queer-bashingHitting and beatingPunishing by causing pain

-bashing suffix (CRITICIZE)

used in nouns meaning strong criticism of a particular type of person or thing: union-bashingDisapproving and criticizingDamaging reputation
(Definition of -bashing from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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