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fash

noun
  1. worry; trouble; bother
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verb
  1. to trouble; bother; annoy
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Word Origin

C16: from obsolete French fascher to annoy, ultimately from Latin fastīdium disgust, aversion
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Examples from the Web for fash

Historical Examples

  • That is, if ye hae any fash wi' Wharton,' said Arran in conclusion.

    Border Ghost Stories

    Howard Pease

  • The Scotch were either too "canny" or too dull to "fash" themselves about it.

    More Science From an Easy Chair

    Sir E. Ray (Edwin Ray) Lankester

  • Also, the fash left at the junction of the moulds when a ball is cast.

    The Sailor's Word-Book

    William Henry Smyth

  • You need not fash; your hand is played; your letter trumped the trick, and I am done.

    Doom Castle

    Neil Munro

  • For "I don't know," he said "I dinna ken;" for "trouble" the word was "fash," and for "not," "na."

    Rollo in Scotland

    Jacob Abbott