Nearby words

  1. crapulence,
  2. crapulent,
  3. crapulous,
  4. crapulously,
  5. craquelure,
  6. crash and burn,
  7. crash barrier,
  8. crash blossom,
  9. crash boat,
  10. crash cart

Origin of crash

1
1350–1400; 1920–25 def. 16; 1870–75 for def 22; Middle English crasche, blend of crase to break (see craze) and masche mash1

Related formscrash·er, noun

crash

2
[ 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(yĭ) painted (past participle of krásit' to paint) + -ina noun suffix

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British Dictionary definitions for crash

crash

1
/ (kræʃ) /

verb

noun

See also crash out

Derived Formscrasher, noun

Word Origin for crash

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

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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Word Origin and History for crash
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