Definition of


  1. (verb, communication) censure severely or angrily
    The deputy ragged the Prime Minister
    The customer dressed down the waiter for bringing cold soup
  2. (verb, contact) beat with a cane

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Origin of the word Lambaste

  1. 1630s, from lam (1590s, ult. from O.N. lemja "to beat, to lame") + baste "to thrash" (see baste). Related: Lambasted; lambasting. more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

Words that sound like Lambaste

lambast, lamp shade, lamppost, lampshade, line of sight, lymphocyte

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