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[verb ree-hash; noun ree-hash] /verb riˈhæʃ; noun ˈriˌhæʃ/
verb (used with object)
to work up (old material) in a new form.
the act of rehashing.
something rehashed.
Origin of rehash
1815-25; re- + hash1 Unabridged
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  • Mr. Magee broke away from the mayor's rehashed history, and hurried to Miss Norton.

    Seven Keys to Baldpate Earl Derr Biggers
  • With everything set and ready to go, the revised and rehashed Red Flight prepared to take a little outing.

    A Yankee Flier with the R.A.F. Rutherford G. Montgomery
  • rehashed departmental reports become mere braggadocio when the human interest is lacking.

    Fighting Byng A. Stone
  • But all that same stuff has been hashed and rehashed to the people through the sources I have already mentioned.

  • We've hashed and rehashed this before, Nadine and now we're too busy to debate further.

    Mercenary Dallas McCord Reynolds
British Dictionary definitions for rehashed


verb (riːˈhæʃ)
(transitive) to rework, reuse, or make over (old or already used material)
noun (ˈriːˌhæʃ)
something consisting of old, reworked, or reused material
Word Origin
C19: from re- + hash1 (to chop into pieces)
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Word Origin and History for rehashed



1822, from re- "again" + hash (v.). Related: Rehashed; rehashing.


1849, from rehash (v.); "old material worked up anew," usually of literary productions.

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



: a rehash of stale political charges


To review; discuss again; repeat; recap: the things they had hashed and rehashed for many a frugal conversational meal

[1880+; called vulgar in the dated source]

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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