Definition of hazing in English:


Syllabification: haz·ing
Pronunciation: /ˈhāziNG


  • 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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