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slit (v.)

c. 1200, from or related to Old English slitan "to slit, tear, split, rend to pieces; bite, sting; back-bite," from Proto-Germanic *slitan (source also of Old Saxon slitan, Old Frisian slita, Old Norse slita, Middle Low German and Middle Dutch sliten, Dutch slijten, Old High German slizan, German schleißen "to slit"). A more violent verb in Old English than after, as in slitcwealm "death by rending." Slit skirt is attested from 1913.A slitting-mill (1660s) cut iron plates into thin rods for making nails, etc.

slit (n.)

mid-13c., "long cut or rent (in clothes), incision," from slit (v.). Slang sense of "vulva" is attested from 1640s. Old English had slit (n.) with a sense of "a rending, bite; backbiting."

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Definitions of slit
1
slit (n.)
a long narrow opening;
slit (n.)
obscene terms for female genitals;
Synonyms: cunt / puss / pussy / snatch / twat
slit (n.)
a depression scratched or carved into a surface;
Synonyms: incision / scratch / prick / dent
slit (n.)
a narrow fissure;
2
slit (v.)
make a clean cut through;
slit her throat
Synonyms: slice
slit (v.)
cut a slit into;
slit the throat of the victim
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