pash

[pash]
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Origin of pash

First recorded in 1910–15; shortening and respelling of passion
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Historical Examples of pash

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

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    Fergus Hume

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

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    Fergus Hume

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

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    Fergus Hume

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

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    Fergus Hume

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

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    Fergus Hume


British Dictionary definitions for pash

pash

1
noun
  1. slang infatuation

Word Origin for pash

C20: from passion

pash

2
verb
  1. to throw or be thrown and break or be broken to bits; smash
noun
  1. a crushing blow

Word Origin for pash

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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