Slapdash


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Slapdash is an adjective that means done hurriedly and carelessly.

Our word of the day comes from a 17th century English play called the The Kind Keeper. By combining the words ‘slap’ and ‘dash,’ it conveyed a sense of something done quickly and without much care.

As a plumber, Darren may be a fast worker, but he can be a little too slapdash for some clients’ tastes. Most people want their work done with much care — even if it means taking a little longer.