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slagging Line breaks: slag|ging
Pronunciation: /ˈslaɡɪŋ/

Definition of slagging in English:


(also slagging-off) informal
1An insulting and critical attack: I knew I would get a slagging for that comment
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  • Few people I know would have endured the slagging from various bloggers, the adverse media commentary and the awful poll results dished out in recent weeks only to keep on going with chin up and a cheery grin.
  • Despite all the slagging he got in the letters pages, for me no one even came close to capturing Kennedy's neat illustrations and innovative use of panels.
  • I don't know anyone who could have taken the battering, the slagging that this man has taken.
1.1 [mass noun] Irish Good-natured teasing: there was a bit of slagging but it is all good craic
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  • Most people will remember him his football achievements, all of which are well documented but I will still remember him for the slagging and the banter.
  • It was an informal chat and we were told that some people are able for the slagging better then others and to tread lightly.
  • Of course the usual banter and the slagging started, with challenges being thrown down left, right and centre.

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