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mashy

[mash-ee]
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noun, plural mash·ies. Golf.
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mashie

or mash·y

[mash-ee]
noun Golf.
  1. a club with an iron head, the face having more slope than a mashie iron but less slope than a mashie niblick.
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Origin of mashie

1880–85; perhaps < French massue club < Vulgar Latin *matteūca, derivative of *matte(a) mace1
Also called number five iron.
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Related Words

muddy, spongy, squishy, gelatinous, pap, pulpy, quaggy, slushy, squashy, mashy, semiliquid, semisolid

Examples from the Web for mashy

Historical Examples

  • "Mashy, a straight-faced niblich," is one of these definitions.

    The Art of Entertaining

    M. E. W. Sherwood

  • Booverman took his mashy for the short running-up stroke to the pin, which seemed so near.


British Dictionary definitions for mashy

mashie

mashy

noun plural mashies
  1. golf (formerly) a club, corresponding to the modern No. 5 or No. 6 iron, used for approach shots
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Word Origin

C19: perhaps from French massue club, ultimately from Latin mateola mallet
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Word Origin and History for mashy

mashie

n.

"five iron," 1881, from Scottish, probably from French massue "club," from Vulgar Latin *mattiuca, from Latin mateola "a tool for digging" (see mace (n.1)). Related: Mashie-niblick (1903).

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