So he is ever ready to drink a social glass, to give a pun and to be a "masher on the girls."
She went off to the Rue Hachette, and the masher tumbled into his wheelbox.
Arch knew how to manage La Porte, who was vain, and prided himself upon being a 'masher.'
Indeed, to make a long story short I had got to be a regular “masher.”
The Growler and the masher rolled him in one of the blankets of the bed and tied him up securely.
If you see my masher, tell him I've met with somebody a bit more like a man.
And the least that they give a masher is ten days on the Island.
The feebleness of the masher's brain is only exceeded by the foulness of the masher's tongue.
It was Soapy's design to assume the role of the despicable and execrated "masher."
The "masher" is an impertinence, a nuisance; but never, dear madam, never a danger.
"thing that mashes," c.1500, agent noun from mash (v.). Meaning "would-be lady-killer" is from 1875, American English, perhaps in use from 1860, probably from mash (v.) on notion either of "pressing one's attentions," or of "crushing someone else's emotions" (cf. crush).
He was, to use a Western expression, a 'regular heart-smasher among the women; and it may not be improper to state, just here, that no one had a more exalted opinion of his capabilities in that line than the aforesaid 'Jo' himself. ["Harper's New Monthly Magazine," March 1861]Also in use late 19c were mash (n.) "a romantic fixation, crush" (1884); mash (v.) "excite sentimental admiration" (1882); mash-note "love letter" (1890).
He had a weakness to be considered a regular masher of female hearts and a very wicked young man with the fair sex generally, but there was not a well-authenticated instance of his ever having broken a heart in his life, nor likely to be one. [Gilbert A. Pierce, "Zachariah, The Congressman," Chicago, 1880]