[verb ree-hash; noun ree-hash]

verb (used with object)

to work up (old material) in a new form.


the act of rehashing.
something rehashed.

Origin of rehash

First recorded in 1815–25; re- + hash1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for rehashed

restate, reuse, reiterate, repeat, rewrite, rephrase, rework, discuss, change

Examples from the Web for rehashed

Contemporary Examples of rehashed

Historical Examples of rehashed

  • With everything set and ready to go, the revised and rehashed Red Flight prepared to take a little outing.

    A Yankee Flier with the R.A.F.

    Rutherford G. Montgomery

  • Rehashed departmental reports become mere braggadocio when the human interest is lacking.

  • But all that same stuff has been hashed and rehashed to the people through the sources I have already mentioned.

  • Mr. Magee broke away from the mayor's rehashed history, and hurried to Miss Norton.

    Seven Keys to Baldpate

    Earl Derr Biggers

  • We've hashed and rehashed this before, Nadine and now we're too busy to debate further.


    Dallas McCord Reynolds

British Dictionary definitions for rehashed


verb (riːˈhæʃ)

(tr) to rework, reuse, or make over (old or already used material)

noun (ˈriːˌhæʃ)

something consisting of old, reworked, or reused material

Word Origin for rehash

C19: from re- + hash 1 (to chop into pieces)
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Word Origin and History for rehashed



1822, from re- "again" + hash (v.). Related: Rehashed; rehashing.



1849, from rehash (v.); "old material worked up anew," usually of literary productions.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper