grass script

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grass script (tsao shu)

Etymology[edit]

A calque of Chinese 草書草书 (cǎoshū), mistaking the character (cǎo) as meaning grass, when in fact it refers to writing which is careless; sloppy; hasty, for example the meaning implied in the compound words 潦草 (liáocǎo) and 草率 (cǎoshuài).

Noun[edit]

grass script ‎(plural grass scripts)

  1. a style of cursive script used in Chinese calligraphy.

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