Meaning of SLAG in English

n. & v.


1. vitreous refuse left after ore has been smelted, dross separated in a fused state in the reduction of ore, clinkers.

2 volcanic scoria.

3 sl. derog. a a prostitute or promiscuous woman. b a worthless or insignificant person.

--v. (slagged, slagging)

1. intr. a form slag. b cohere into a mass like slag.

2 tr. (often foll. by off) sl. criticize, insult.

Phrases and idioms:

slag-heap a hill of refuse from a mine etc. slag-wool mineral wool.


slaggy adj. (slaggier, slaggiest).

Etymology: MLG slagge, perh. f. slagen strike, with ref. to fragments formed by hammering

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.