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slit (general anatomy)

Definition:

the external sex organs of a female

Class:

body noun (body parts)

Usage:

obscenity

Plural:

slits

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Examples:

minge | vagina | vulva

Synonyms:

female genital organ | female genitalia [plural] | female genitals [plural] | cooze [North America, obscenity] | cunt [obscenity] | fanny [Britain, obscenity] | pie [obscenity] | poontang [obscenity] | puss [obscenity] | pussy [obscenity] | quim [Britain, obscenity] | snatch [obscenity] | twat [obscenity]

Etymology:

Old English slitan "cut or tear up, slit", from Proto-Germanic *slitanan...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

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Definition references  (+images)

Wiktionary:

poontang | poontangs [plural] | female genitalia [synonym, sense-specific] | poon [synonym, sense-specific] | tang [synonym, sense-specific] | pussy [synonym, sense-specific] | punani [synonym, sense-specific] | ass [synonym, sense-specific] | tail [synonym, sense-specific]

[United States, informal, vulgar] Female genitalia; the vulva or vagina. | [United States, slang, vulgar, uncountable] Sexual intercourse with a woman. (20 of 30 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/poontang

Wikipedia:

Sex organ | primary sexual characteristic

any of the anatomical parts of the body which are involved in sexual reproduction and constitute the reproductive system in a complex organism; flowers are the reproductive organs of flowering plants, cones are the reproductive organs of coniferous ... (38 of 1744 words, 3 images)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Sex organ

Collins Dictionary:

slit | slitter [noun, derived]

to make a straight long incision in; split open | to cut into strips lengthwise | to sever | a long narrow cut | a long narrow opening (24 of 466 words, 5 definitions, 9 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/slit

Merriam-Webster:

slit [entry 1, noun, adjective] | incision [synonym] | laceration [synonym] | rent [synonym] | rip [synonym] | slash [synonym] | gash [synonym] | tear [synonym] | slitless [adjective, related]

a long narrow cut or opening (6 of 79 words, pronunciations)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/slit

slit [entry 2, verb] | slitting [present participle] | sever [synonym, sense-specific] | gash [synonym, sense-specific] | incise [synonym, sense-specific] | rip [synonym, sense-specific] | shear [synonym, sense-specific] | slash [synonym, sense-specific] | slice [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

to make a slit in ; to cut off or away; "sever" ; to form into a slit | to cut into long narrow strips (24 of 141 words, 2 definitions)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/slit show=1

Oxford Dictionary:

slit | slitted [sense-specific, past tense] | slitting [present participle] | slits [3rd-person singular present] | squint [synonym, sense-specific] | slitter [derived]

a long, narrow cut or opening | make a long, narrow cut in | cut (something) into strips | form (one's eyes) into slits; squint (22 of 131 words, 4 definitions, 7 usage examples, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/slit

New World Dictionary:

slit | slitting [present participle] | slitter [noun, related]

to cut or split open, especially by a straight, lengthwise incision | to cut lengthwise into strips | to cut (off); sever | a cut or tear, especially ... (25 of 74 words, 5 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/slit

Macmillan British Dictionary:

slit [transitive, verb] | slitting [present participle] | slits [3rd-person singular present]

to make a long thin cut in something (8 of 63 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/slit 9

slit [countable] | slits [plural]

a long narrow space in something | a long thin cut (10 of 60 words, 2 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/slit

Cambridge Dictionary:

slit [entry 1] | slitting [present participle]

to make a long straight narrow cut in something (9 of 50 words, 4 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/slit 1

slit [entry 2]

a straight narrow cut or opening in something (8 of 27 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/slit 2

American Heritage Dictionary:

slit | slitting [present participle] | slits [3rd-person singular present] | slitter [noun, related] | slitty [adjective, related]

A long, straight, narrow cut or opening. | To make a slit or slits in. | To cut lengthwise into strips; split. (20 of 47 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/slit

Random House Dictionary:

slit | slitting [present participle]

to cut apart or open along a line; make a long cut, fissure, or opening in. | to cut or rend into strips; split. | a straight, narrow cut, opening, or ... (29 of 42 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/slit

Encarta Dictionary:

slit | slits [plural] | slitting [present participle]

to make a long straight cut in something | to cut something into thin strips | a long narrow cut or opening (20 of 80 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861701869​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

slit

Origin: Old English slitan "cut or tear up, slit", from Proto-Germanic *slitanan (compare Old Saxon slitan, Old Norse slita, ... (18 of 55 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=slit

New World Dictionary:

slit | slitting [present participle]

Origin: Middle English slitten from Old English *slittan, akin to Middle High German slitzen from West Germanic *slitjan from base ... (19 of 36 etymology words)

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Oxford Dictionary:

slit | slitted [sense-specific, past tense] | slitting [present participle] | slits [3rd-person singular present]

Origin: late Old English slite (noun); related to Old English slītan "split, rend" (of Germanic origin)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/slit

Collins Dictionary:

slit

Origin: Old English slītan to slice; related to Old Norse slita, Old High German slīzen

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/slit

American Heritage Dictionary:

slit | slitting [present participle] | slits [3rd-person singular present]

Origin: Middle English slitte, from slitten, to split, from Old English slītan, to cut up.

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/slit

Merriam-Webster:

slit [entry 1, noun, adjective]

First use: 12th century

Origin: Middle English, from slitten

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/slit

slit [entry 2, verb] | slitting [present participle]

First use: 14th century

Origin: Middle English slitten; akin to Middle High German slitzen to slit, Old High German slīzan to tear apart, Old English sciell shell

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/slit show=1

Encarta Dictionary:

slit | slits [plural] | slitting [present participle]

First use: 12th century

Origin: Old English slitan "cut up" from Germanic

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861701869​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Wiktionary:

slit | slits [plural] | slitten [past participle] | slitting [present participle]

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "slit"

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/slit

Collins Dictionary:

slit

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "slit"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/slit

Macmillan American Dictionary:

slit [countable] | slits [plural]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "slit"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/slit

slit [transitive, verb] | slitting [present participle] | slits [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "slit"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/slit 11

Macmillan British Dictionary:

slit [transitive, verb] | slitting [present participle] | slits [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "slit"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/slit 9

slit [countable] | slits [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "slit"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/slit

Cambridge Dictionary:

slit [entry 1] | slitting [present participle]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "slit"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "slit"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/slit 1

the Free Dictionary:

slit

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "slit"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "slit"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "slit" by speech synthesizer

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Google Dictionary:

slit | slits [plural] | slitted [past tense] | slitting [present participle]

Audio: English pronunciation of "slit"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

slit

Audio: North American pronunciation of "slit"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=slit​0001 word=slit

YourDictionary Audio:

slit

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "slit" by speech synthesizer

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freedictionary.org:

Slit

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "Slit" by speech synthesizer

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