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pash

[pash] /pæʃ/
noun, Slang.
1.
an infatuation for another person; crush.
2.
the object of such a passion.
Origin of pash
1910-1915
First recorded in 1910-15; shortening and respelling of passion
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  • He wouldn't, but said he'd placed a lot of pawned things with pash, and I could have them.

    The Opal Serpent Fergus Hume
  • pash shrugged his shoulders and put his feet on the rungs of his chair.

    The Opal Serpent Fergus Hume
  • "You put Hurd up to this," foamed pash, hardly able to speak.

    The Opal Serpent Fergus Hume
  • He ran errands for pash before he became regularly employed.

    The Opal Serpent Fergus Hume
  • "Mr. pash knows very well that Tray accuses him of the crime," he said.

    The Opal Serpent Fergus Hume
  • "I don't know it," said pash, as Paul closed the door and returned to his seat.

    The Opal Serpent Fergus Hume
  • Hurd saw the slip and pash's confusion and at once made every use of the opportunity.

    The Opal Serpent Fergus Hume
  • pash remained quiet for, at all events, the next four-and-twenty hours.

    The Opal Serpent Fergus Hume
  • pash can prove that you were in his office and took the brooch left by Tray from the table.

    The Opal Serpent Fergus Hume
  • He told me he had given the brooch to pash, and that it was in the inner office.

    The Opal Serpent Fergus Hume
British Dictionary definitions for pash

pash1

/pæʃ/
noun
1.
(slang) infatuation
Word Origin
C20: from passion

pash2

/pæʃ/
verb
1.
to throw or be thrown and break or be broken to bits; smash
noun
2.
a crushing blow
Word Origin
C17 (n): from earlier passhen to throw with violence, probably of imitative origin
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for pash
n.

"head," 1610s, now obsolete or dialectal, of uncertain origin. In 20c. the word was used as an colloquial shortening of passion.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for pash

pash

adjective

Passionate: That isn't as pash as some of the poems

noun

  1. Passion: insisted that he get some ''pash'' into it
  2. One's current absorbing love object: She's my pash this week (1921+)
The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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