Definition of hack-and-slash in English:

hack-and-slash

(also hack 'n' slash)

adjective

  • Relating to or designating a film, interactive game, etc., which focuses chiefly on combat and violence. Compare "slasher".

Origin

1980s; earliest use found in The Christian Science Monitor. From hack + and + slash.

Pronunciation

hack-and-slash

/ˌhak(ə)n(d)slaʃ/