Definition of

Lambaste

  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

via WordNet, Princeton University

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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