Definition of slagging in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈslaɡɪŋ/


(also slagging-off) informal
1An insulting and critical attack: I knew I would get a slagging for that comment
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  • Even if we are a minority within a minority, it doesn't make the sting of indiscriminate slagging any less painful.
  • I thought, if I do something like those two now, I'm in for a slagging.
  • Can't understand why the place has received such a slagging - did they go to the same place?
1.1 [mass noun] Irish Good-natured teasing: there was a bit of slagging but it is all good craic
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  • I love the bit of slagging that goes on between people from different counties.
  • It was easy to imagine a scene in that affable pub on any night, the slagging, the fun.
  • He is right to condemn the articles in questio, for they cannot be conveniently dismissed as harmless slagging.

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