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 Dictionary entry overview: What does slapdash mean? 

SLAPDASH (adjective)
  The adjective SLAPDASH has 1 sense:

1. marked by great carelessness

  Familiarity information: SLAPDASH used as an adjective is very rare.

SLAPDASH (adverb)
  The adverb SLAPDASH has 2 senses:

1. in a careless or reckless manner
2. directly

  Familiarity information: SLAPDASH used as an adverb is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

SLAPDASH (adjective)

Sense 1slapdash [BACK TO TOP]


Marked by great carelessness


slapdash; slipshod; haphazard; sloppy

Context examples:

a most haphazard system of record keeping / slapdash work / slipshod spelling / sloppy workmanship


careless (marked by lack of attention or consideration or forethought or thoroughness; not careful)

SLAPDASH (adverb)

Sense 1slapdash [BACK TO TOP]


In a careless or reckless manner


slam-bang; slapdash

Context example:

the shelves were put up slapdash

Sense 2slapdash [BACK TO TOP]




bang; smack; slap; slapdash; bolt

Context examples:

he ran bang into the pole / ran slap into her

Domain usage:

colloquialism (a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech)

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