Definition of hazing in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈhāziNG/


North American
1The imposition of strenuous, often humiliating, tasks as part of a program of rigorous physical training and initiation: army cadets were hospitalized for injuries caused by hazing
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  • Corporal punishment and physical hazing of American soldiers was still permitted, including use of the stockade.
  • The facts of hazing are no secret to anyone in the units.
  • Other incidents involving abusive hazing of Army recruits have also prompted criticism of the defense minister.
1.1Humiliating and sometimes dangerous initiation rituals, especially as imposed on college students seeking membership to a fraternity or sorority: seven officers of the fraternity were charged with hazing
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  • An initiation rite most often associated with fraternities and sororities, hazing isn't a new phenomenon in older kids and young adults.
  • There is still much work to be done by Greek letter organization officials to convince students that hazing is illegal and will not be tolerated.
  • College and athletic hazing can involve forcing people to remove their clothing in order to make them more vulnerable.

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Syllabification: haz·ing

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