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 forms

crash·er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for crashed (1 of 2)

crash

1
/ (kræʃ) /

verb

noun

See also crash out

Derived Forms

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 crashed (2 of 2)

crash

2
/ (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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