- an infatuation for another person; crush.
- the object of such a passion.
Origin of pash
First recorded in 1910–15; shortening and respelling of passion
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Examples from the Web for pash
He wouldn't, but said he'd placed a lot of pawned things with Pash, and I could have them.
He ran errands for Pash before he became regularly employed.
"Mr. Pash knows very well that Tray accuses him of the crime," he said.
He told me he had given the brooch to Pash, and that it was in the inner office.
Pash remained quiet for, at all events, the next four-and-twenty hours.
- slang infatuation
C20: from passion
- to throw or be thrown and break or be broken to bits; smash
- a crushing blow
C17 (n): from earlier passhen to throw with violence, probably of imitative origin
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Word Origin and History for pash
"head," 1610s, now obsolete or dialectal, of uncertain origin. In 20c. the word was used as an colloquial shortening of passion.
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