squash

1
[ skwosh, skwawsh ]
/ skwɒʃ, skwɔʃ /

verb (used with object)

verb (used without object)

noun

Origin of squash

1
1555–65; < Middle French esquasser < Vulgar Latin *exquassāre. See ex-1, quash

OTHER WORDS FROM squash

squash·er, nounun·squashed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for squashing (1 of 2)

squash1
/ (skwɒʃ) /

verb

noun

Derived forms of squash

squasher, noun

Word Origin for squash

C16: from Old French esquasser, from Vulgar Latin exquassāre (unattested), from Latin ex- 1 + quassāre to shatter

British Dictionary definitions for squashing (2 of 2)

squash2
/ (skwɒʃ) /

noun plural squashes or squash US and Canadian

any of various marrow-like cucurbitaceous plants of the genus Cucurbita, esp C. pepo and C. moschata, the fruits of which have a hard rind surrounding edible flesh
the fruit of any of these plants, eaten as a vegetable

Word Origin for squash

C17: from Narraganset askutasquash, literally: green vegetable eaten green
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