Share this entry

American English: /ˈkræʃɪŋ/
British English: /ˈkraʃɪŋ/


  • (British English) [colloquial] (before noun) he's/she's a crashing bore
    es una verdadera lata [colloquial]
    es un plomo [colloquial]
    Example sentences
    • The staging was subpar and the costumes a crashing bore to anyone who knows anything about Wagner performances of the last 40 years or so.
    • For the rains, if anything, have now become a crashing bore in Mumbai.
    • At a deeper level, it seems to me that she is a world-class crashing bore.

Definition of crashing in:

Share this entry


What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources


    Next Score:
    Word of the day exemplum
    Pronunciation: ɪɡˈzɛmpləm
    an example or model...
    Cultural fact of the day


    In some parts of Spain, the name given to a weekly open-air flea market where all kinds of items are sold is a rastro. The name El Rastro as such refers to a very big market of this type held in Madrid at weekends.