beslather

Discussion in 'Dictionary Additions' started by Scholiast, Jan 1, 2013.

  1. Scholiast

    Scholiast Senior Member

    Reading, UK
    English - UK
    Term: (A word or expression you have seen in writing)

    beslathered [past participle]

    Your definition or explanation:

    v.t. to smear, to cover, to pollute, to foul

    Example: (An example of the term in use)

    "An empire...beslathered with the blood of saints..."

    One or more places you have seen the term: (Please give URLs/links to web pages, or a full description of a print publication.)

    Tom Holland, In the Shadow of the Sword (Little, Brown; London 2012), p. 176


    Have you looked for this term or meaning in dictionaries, and not found it? Yes I have looked for it in dictionaries but I have found only slather, both n. and v.t.
     
    Last edited: Jan 1, 2013
  2. Unoverwordinesslogged Senior Member

    English - Britain
    Wondering what would the unalikeness be between slathered in makeup and beslathered in makeup?
     
  3. Myridon

    Myridon Senior Member

    Texas
    English - US
    Because dictionaries have entries like this for the prefix "be-":
     
  4. neil.corrigan12 New Member

    Australia
    english - Australia
    I just encountered this word after reading a story on the internet. The sentence already gave me an idea of what this word means but I still looked up on its meaning. "Be-" on beslathered seems like a prefix indeed.
     

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