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Dictionary Definition

slapdash adj : marked by great carelessness; "a most haphazard system of record keeping"; "slapdash work"; "slipshod spelling"; "sloppy workmanship" [syn: haphazard, slipshod, sloppy] adv
1 in a careless or reckless manner; "the shelves were put up slapdash" [syn: slam-bang]
2 directly; "he ran bang into the pole"; "ran slap into her" [syn: bang, slap, smack, bolt]

User Contributed Dictionary



  • /ˈslæpdæʃ/


  1. Done hastily; haphazard; careless.


done hastily


  1. In a hasty or careless manner.
  2. Directly, right there.
    Van Eyck signed his portrait of the Arnolfinis slapdash in the center of the painting.


in a hasty or careless manner

Extensive Definition

Slapdash is the name of a fictional character in the various Transformers universes.

Transformers: Generation 1

Slapdash is a Powermaster Autobot who turns into a car.

Animated series

Slapdash was created after the animated Transformers series ended in the U.S., so his only animated appearance was as in toy commercials for the Powermasters.
For animated appearances of his Japanese counterpart in the Masterforce series see Road King.

Marvel Comics

Although not seen or mentioned directly, Slapdash was among the Autobots who joined Fortress Maximus in leaving Cybertron for the planet Nebulos (Transformers: Headmasters #1). Followed to Nebulos by the Decepticons under Scorponok, Fortress Maximus's band left Nebulos for the planet Earth (Transformers: Headmasters #4).
Slapdash eventually returned to Nebulos with Goldbug, Joyride and Getaway, hoping that Nebulan science could build a new body to house the mind of Optimus Prime. When the Autobots refused to leave the planet even after being warned about the poisoned fuel, Hi-Q agreed to construct Prime's new body, while the Autobots drained their energy fending off an attack by the Decepticon Powermasters. Prime's mind was placed within his new body, but he immediately began to die due to the Nebulan fuel that powered it. Realizing the nobility and humanity of the Autobots, Hi-Q agreed to save Prime's life by merging with him as a Powermaster, while his assistants, Rev, Hotwire and Lube bonded to Getaway, Joyride and Slapdash to save them. Dreadwind and Darkwing were defeated by the new Powermasters and exiled from Nebulos, while the Autobots left to rejoin their fellows on Earth.

Dreamwave Productions

Slapdash participated in an attempt to capture one of the Aerospace Extermination Squadron that Megatron had cloned using Quintesson technology, during the Age of Internment.


  • Generation 1 Slapdash
This toy was nearly identical to the toy sold as Road King in Japan.


Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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