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Origin of crash

1
First recorded in 1350–1400; 1920–25 for def. 16; 1870–75 for def. 22; Middle English crasche, blend of crase “to break” and masche “to crush, pulp”; see origin at craze,mash1

OTHER WORDS FROM crash

crasher, noun

Definition for crash (2 of 2)

crash2
[ krash ]
/ kræʃ /

noun

a plain-weave fabric of rough, irregular, or lumpy yarns, for toweling, dresses, etc.
Bookbinding. starched cotton fabric used to reinforce the spine of a bound book.

Origin of crash

2
1805–15; probably <Russian krashenína painted or dyed coarse linen, equivalent to kráshen() painted (past participle of krásit' to paint) + -ina noun suffix
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British Dictionary definitions for crash (1 of 2)

crash1
/ (kræʃ) /

verb

noun

See also crash out

Derived forms of crash

crasher, noun

Word Origin for crash

C14: probably from crasen to smash, shatter + dasshen to strike violently, dash 1; see craze

British Dictionary definitions for crash (2 of 2)

crash2
/ (kræʃ) /

noun

a coarse cotton or linen cloth used for towelling, curtains, etc

Word Origin for crash

C19: from Russian krashenina coloured linen
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