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pash

[pash]
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noun Slang.
  1. an infatuation for another person; crush.
  2. the object of such a passion.
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Origin of pash

First recorded in 1910–15; shortening and respelling of passion
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Related Words

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Examples from the Web for pash

Historical Examples

  • He wouldn't, but said he'd placed a lot of pawned things with Pash, and I could have them.

    The Opal Serpent

    Fergus Hume

  • He ran errands for Pash before he became regularly employed.

    The Opal Serpent

    Fergus Hume

  • "Mr. Pash knows very well that Tray accuses him of the crime," he said.

    The Opal Serpent

    Fergus Hume

  • He told me he had given the brooch to Pash, and that it was in the inner office.

    The Opal Serpent

    Fergus Hume

  • Pash remained quiet for, at all events, the next four-and-twenty hours.

    The Opal Serpent

    Fergus Hume


British Dictionary definitions for pash

pash1

noun
  1. slang infatuation
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Word Origin

C20: from passion

pash2

verb
  1. to throw or be thrown and break or be broken to bits; smash
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noun
  1. a crushing blow
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Word Origin

C17 (n): from earlier passhen to throw with violence, probably of imitative origin
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Word Origin and History for pash

n.

"head," 1610s, now obsolete or dialectal, of uncertain origin. In 20c. the word was used as an colloquial shortening of passion.

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