[ hash-sling-er ]

  1. a waiter or waitress, especially in a hash house.

  2. a short-order cook.

Origin of hash-slinger

An Americanism dating back to 1865–70

Words Nearby hash-slinger

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How to use hash-slinger in a sentence

  • He had to try to better it by marrying the Swede hash-slinger from Los Angeles.

    The Sheriff's Son | William MacLeod Raine
  • It was inconceivable that Birdie––or, as he mentally apostrophized her, “this blamed hash-slinger”––should so flout him.

  • He said she was a hash-slinger before the Red Death, though I don't know what a hash-slinger is.

    The Scarlet Plague | Jack London
  • And after a year of that she became waitress in a cheap restaurant—hash-slinger, she called it.

    The Night-Born | Jack London
  • Then Denver's some in the turtle-dove business, according to that hash-slinger in Cheyenne.

    Wyoming, a Story of the Outdoor West | William MacLeod Raine