- to crush: He mashed his thumb with a hammer.
- to reduce to a soft, pulpy mass, as by beating or pressure, especially in the preparation of food.
- to mix (crushed malt or meal of grain) with hot water to form wort.
- a soft, pulpy mass.
- a pulpy condition.
- a mixture of boiled grain, bran, meal, etc., fed warm to horses and cattle.
- crushed malt or meal of grain mixed with hot water to form wort.
- British Slang. mashed potatoes.
Origin of mash1
- a flirtation or infatuation.
- a flirt; sweetheart; lover.
- to flirt with; court the affections of.
Origin of mash2
- mobile army surgical hospital.
Related Words for mashchew, scrunch, squish, grind, crush, squeeze, pulverize, pound, hash, reduce, bruise, push, masticate, brew, press, macerate, infuse, steep, pulp, decoct
Examples from the Web for mash
Contemporary Examples of mash
It is pressed deep inside, then more is fetched to mash on top.Dr. Mike’s Makes the Best Ice Cream on Earth
Jane & Michael Stern
July 27, 2014
Because this is my book,” Kibbe writes, he decided to “mash up” the conversations into an “imaginary gab fest.Why The Tea Party Won’t Go Away And More Wisdom From Matt Kibbe
April 23, 2014
First, it must come from a mash bill that contains at least 51 percent corn.Hillbilly Heaven: The History of Small-Batch Bourbon
March 29, 2014
Mash with a fork until well combined but small chunks of avocado still remain.Daniel Boulud Reveals His 4 Favorite Recipes From His New Cookbook
October 15, 2013
I watched plenty of bad TV growing up; long after I should have known better, I still preferred Joanie Loves Chachi to MASH.How to Curate Your Tween’s TV Time, From ‘Big Time Rush’ to ‘Dog with a Blog’
March 26, 2013
Historical Examples of mash
Mash or chop the berries, as preferred, and add the sugar to them.
Then mash them in a preserving kettle and add the sugar to them.
Cook them until they are quite soft, and then chop them or mash them.Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 3
Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences
When they are quite soft, drain them in a cullender, and mash them.
It is then better to mash them always before they are sent to table.
- a soft pulpy mass or consistency
- agriculture a feed of bran, meal, or malt mixed with water and fed to horses, cattle, or poultry
- (esp in brewing) a mixture of mashed malt grains and hot water, from which malt is extracted
- British informal mashed potatoes
- Northern English dialect a brew of tea
- to beat or crush into a mash
- to steep (malt grains) in hot water in order to extract malt, esp for making malt liquors
- Northern English dialect to brew (tea)
- archaic to flirt with
Word Origin for mash
- Mobile Army Surgical Hospital
"soft mixture," late Old English *masc (in masc-wyrt "mash-wort, infused malt"), from Proto-Germanic *maisk- (cf. Swedish mäsk "grains for pigs," German Maisch "crushed grapes, infused malt," Old English meox "dung, filth"), from PIE *meik- "to mix" (see mix (v.)). Originally a word in brewing; general sense of "anything reduced to a soft pulpy consistency" is recorded from 1590s, as is the figurative sense "confused mixture, muddle." Short for mashed potatoes it is attested from 1904.
- Mobile Army Surgical Hospital