- mashed potatoes: The pork chop comes with string beans and mashed.
Origin of mashed
- 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
Related Words for mashedsmashed, mixed, reduced, squashed, pounded, steeped, chewed, battered, pasty, spongy, pulpy, doughy
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Contemporary Examples of mashed
She also recommends the banana split shake: strawberry, chocolate, and a mashed banana.The Most American Pit Stop in the U.S.A.
Jane & Michael Stern
July 21, 2014
In her cramped kitchen she mashed pork fat with oatmeal and sculpted a loaf, which she fried up in patties.‘Tracing the Blue Light’: Read Chapter 1 of Eileen Cronin’s ‘Mermaid’
April 8, 2014
Then he mashed the two books together to produce a kind of “greatest hits” package—The Complete Plain Words.Will Jargon Be the Death of the English Language?
March 30, 2014
Speaking of pop culture figures, your character in the book calls Kim Kardashian “liver and mashed potatoes.”Sasha Grey on Her Novel ‘The Juliette Society,’ James Deen, and More
August 27, 2013
But when the storm makes landfall, you get the small waves along with the big, all mashed together in a disorganized jumble.The Case Against Surfing Hurricane Sandy
October 30, 2012
Historical Examples of mashed
You may add to it some hard-boiled yolk of egg, mashed in the oil.
Send apple-sauce to table with the goose; also mashed potatoes.
If onions are not liked, mashed turnips are the appropriate vegetable.Culture and Cooking
Dish the sweetbreads on a border of mashed potatoes, and pour the same over them.
Dish the sweetbreads in a circle on a border of mashed potatoes.
- slang intoxicated; drunk
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- 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
"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.
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