hash-slinger

[ hash-sling-er ]
/ ˈhæʃˌslɪŋ ər /

noun Slang.

a waiter or waitress, especially in a hash house.
a short-order cook.

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Origin of hash-slinger

An Americanism dating back to 1865–70
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Example sentences from the Web for hash-slinger

  • Then Denver's some in the turtle-dove business, according to that hash-slinger in Cheyenne.

  • She was the only wife I could find, even if she was a hash-slinger, as your father calls it.

    The Scarlet Plague|Jack London
  • He had to try to better it by marrying the Swede hash-slinger from Los Angeles.

    The Sheriff's Son|William MacLeod Raine
  • 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