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[mash-ee] /ˈmæʃ i/
noun, plural mashies. Golf.


or mashy

[mash-ee] /ˈmæʃ i/
noun, Golf.
a club with an iron head, the face having more slope than a mashie iron but less slope than a mashie niblick.
Also called number five iron.
Origin of mashie
1880-85; perhaps < French massue club < Vulgar Latin *matteūca, derivative of *matte(a) mace1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • "mashy, a straight-faced niblich," is one of these definitions.

    The Art of Entertaining

    M. E. W. Sherwood
  • Booverman took his mashy for the short running-up stroke to the pin, which seemed so near.

    Murder in Any Degree Owen Johnson
British Dictionary definitions for mashy


noun (pl) mashies
(golf) (formerly) a club, corresponding to the modern No. 5 or No. 6 iron, used for approach shots
Word Origin
C19: perhaps from French massue club, ultimately from Latin mateola mallet
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Word Origin and History for mashy



"five iron," 1881, from Scottish, probably from French massue "club," from Vulgar Latin *mattiuca, from Latin mateola "a tool for digging" (see mace (n.1)). Related: Mashie-niblick (1903).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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