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slantwise adv. aslant.
slap bang
slap down
slap in the face
slap on
slap on the wrist
slap shot
slap together
Slape ale

Slapdash definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

SLAP'DASH, adv. [slap and dash.] All at once.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: marked by great carelessness; "a most haphazard system of record keeping"; "slapdash work"; "slipshod spelling"; "sloppy workmanship" [syn: haphazard, slapdash, slipshod, sloppy] adv
1: in a careless or reckless manner; "the shelves were put up slapdash" [syn: slapdash, slam-bang]
2: directly; "he ran bang into the pole"; "ran slap into her" [syn: bang, slap, slapdash, smack, bolt]

Merriam Webster's

adjective Date: circa 1792 haphazard, slipshod

Oxford Reference Dictionary

adj. & adv. --adj. hasty and careless. --adv. in a slapdash manner.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Slapdash Slap"dash`, adv. [Slap + dash.] 1. In a bold, careless manner; at random. [Colloq.] 2. With a slap; all at once; slap. [Colloq.] --Prior.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Slapdash Slap"dash`, v. t. To apply, or apply something to, in a hasty, careless, or rough manner; to roughcast; as, to slapdash mortar or paint on a wall, or to slapdash a wall. [Colloq.] --Halliwell.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

also slap-dash If you describe someone as slapdash, you mean that they do things carelessly without much thinking or planning. Malcolm's work methods appear amazingly slapdash. ADJ [disapproval]

1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue

Immediately, instantly, suddenly.

Moby Thesaurus

a corps perdu, accident-prone, aimless, airily, amain, any old way, any which way, anyhow, apace, at once, breakneck, bunglingly, by forced marches, careless, carelessly, casually, clumsily, cursorily, cursory, designless, desperate, desperately, desultory, devil-may-care, disregardfully, expeditious, expeditiously, festinate, feverish, feverishly, flying, forgetfully, furious, furiously, hand over fist, haphazard, haphazardly, happen what may, harum-scarum, hastily, hasty, head over heels, headfirst, headforemost, headlong, heedlessly, heels over head, helter-skelter, hit and miss, hit or miss, hit-or-miss, holus-bolus, hotfoot, hotheaded, hotheadedly, hurried, hurriedly, hurry-scurry, immediate, immediately, impetuous, impetuously, in passing, inattentively, inconsiderately, indiscriminate, instant, instantly, irregular, last-minute, like crazy, like mad, mad, madly, messily, messy, offhand, offhandedly, on the run, on the spot, once over lightly, overeager, overeagerly, overenthusiastic, overenthusiastically, overzealous, overzealously, passing, pell-mell, perfunctorily, precipitant, precipitantly, precipitate, precipitately, precipitous, precipitously, promiscuous, promiscuously, prompt, promptly, quick, quickly, ramble-scramble, reckless, recklessly, regardlessly, slam-bang, slap-bang, sloppily, sloppy, slovenly, snap, speedily, speedy, spot, superficial, superficially, swift, swiftly, tactlessly, thoughtlessly, unguardedly, unheedfully, unheedingly, unmindfully, unsolicitously, unthinkingly, unthorough, untidy, unvigilantly, unwarily, urgent, wanton, wantonly, wild, wildly, with a rush, with all haste, with dispatch, with haste


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