plash

1
[ plash ]
/ plæʃ /

noun

a gentle splash.
a pool or puddle.

verb (used with or without object)

to splash gently.

Nearby words

  1. planulate,
  2. planum,
  3. planxty,
  4. plaque,
  5. plaquemines,
  6. plashy,
  7. plasm,
  8. plasm-,
  9. plasma,
  10. plasma accelerator globulin

Origin of plash

1
before 1000; Middle English plasch pool, puddle, Old English plæsc; cognate with Dutch, Low German plas, probably of imitative orig.

Related formsplash·ing·ly, adverb

plash

2
[ plash ]
/ plæʃ /

verb (used with object)

Origin of plash

2
1375–1425; late Middle English < Middle French plaissier, derivative of plais hedge < Vulgar Latin *plaxum < ?

Related formsplash·er, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for plash

plash

1
/ (plæʃ) /

verb, noun

a less common word for splash

Word Origin for plash

Old English plæsc, probably imitative; compare Dutch plas

verb

another word for pleach

Word Origin for plash

C15: from Old French plassier, from plais hedge, woven fence, from Latin plectere to plait; compare pleach

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