-bashing

[[t]-bæʃɪŋ[/t]]
1) COMB in N-UNCOUNT, ADJ (disapproval) -bashing combines with nouns to form nouns or adjectives that refer to strong, public, and often unfair criticism of the people or group mentioned. [JOURNALISM]

Tory-bashing or Labour-bashing will not be enough to shift bored, suspicious voters.

2) COMB in N-UNCOUNT, ADJ (disapproval) -bashing combines with nouns to form nouns or adjectives that refer to the activity of violently attacking the people mentioned just because they belong to a particular group or community. [INFORMAL]

...an outburst of violent gay-bashing in New York and other cities.

3) See also bash

English dictionary. 2008.

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