[verb ree-hash; noun ree-hash]
- to work up (old material) in a new form.
- the act of rehashing.
- something rehashed.
Origin of rehash
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Examples from the Web for rehashing
The Great American Novel became more concerned with sexual shenanigans and suburban ennui, or rehashing World War II.Is There a Ma Joad for the Piketty Era?
July 1, 2014
The officials said there was little benefit in rehashing the issue.Snowden Who? U.S. and Russian Officials Say NSA Leaker Not Part of ‘2+2’ Meetings
August 10, 2013
Photo ops and the rehashing of decade old initiatives that rehashed decades older resolutions is not going to do it.Same Process, No Progress
May 3, 2013
It's also a rare pleasure to see a new piece of furniture that isn't just a rehashing or reheating of modernist cliches.Sofa For A Siding
February 4, 2013
The Discovery Channel documentary spends nearly its first 10 minutes rehashing the old legends—all debunked—of a surfer.The Search for the Elusive 9/11 Surfer: Pasquale Buzzelli’s Story on Discovery Channel
September 12, 2012
- (tr) to rework, reuse, or make over (old or already used material)
- something consisting of old, reworked, or reused material
C19: from re- + hash 1 (to chop into pieces)
Word Origin and History for rehashing
1849, from rehash (v.); "old material worked up anew," usually of literary productions.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper