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mash

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[ mash ]
/ mæʃ /
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verb (used with object)
noun
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Origin of mash

1
before 1000; Middle English; Old English mǣsc-, masc- (in compounds); cognate with German Maische

Other definitions for mash (2 of 3)

mash2
[ mash ]
/ mæʃ /
Older Slang.

noun
a flirtation or infatuation.
a flirt; sweetheart; lover.
verb (used with object)
to flirt with; court the affections of.

Origin of mash

2
1880–85; originally theatrical argot; of uncertain origin

Other definitions for mash (3 of 3)

MASH
[ mash ]
/ mæʃ /

noun
mobile army surgical hospital.
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British Dictionary definitions for mash (1 of 2)

mash
/ (mæʃ) /

noun
verb (tr)

Derived forms of mash

mashed, adjectivemasher, noun

Word Origin for mash

Old English mǣsc- (in compound words); related to Middle Low German mēsch

British Dictionary definitions for mash (2 of 2)

MASH
/ (mæʃ) /

n acronym for (in the US)
Mobile Army Surgical Hospital
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Medical definitions for mash

MASH

abbr.
Mobile Army Surgical Hospital
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Cultural definitions for mash

M*A*S*H

A film and later a television series about the staff of a battlefield hospital during the Korean War; M*A*S*H is an acronym for “mobile army surgical hospital.” The film and the television program offered humor and serious observations about politics, love, friendship, and war.

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