- to put by or away as for safekeeping or future use, usually in a secret place (usually followed by away): The squirrel stashes away nuts for winter.
- something put away or hidden: a stash of gold coins buried in the garden.
- a place in which something is stored secretly; hiding place; cache.
- Slang. a supply of hidden drugs.
Origin of stash
Related Words for stashstockpile, inventory, cache, trove, conceal, disguise, bury, smuggle, secrete, amass, hide, collect, deposit, abundance, cumulation, wealth, agglomeration, supply, conglomeration, reservoir
Examples from the Web for stash
Contemporary Examples of stash
M10 was captured last year during a raid by Chihuahua State Police on a stash house in Juárez.U.S. Visas Helped Fuel the Juárez Drug Wars
July 1, 2014
These people, on the other hand, likely got their stash from some random dealer at a party or a concert.Silk Road Is the eBay of the Online Drug Trade
September 26, 2013
The shipments are taken to a stash house in a suburb of Los Angeles controlled by a high-level member of the Michoachan cartel.The Devil’s Drug: The True Story of Meth in New Mexico
August 24, 2013
They are not interested in the dregs from my stash of clothes.The Pointlessness of Some Disaster Charity After the Indian Floods
June 26, 2013
Could he have left the stash of dragonglass weapons discovered last season?‘Game of Thrones’ Season 3 for Dummies
March 27, 2013
Historical Examples of stash
It was amazing how much gold one man had been able to stash away.Despoilers of the Golden Empire
Gordon Randall Garrett
- (tr often foll by away) informal to put or store (money, valuables, etc) in a secret place, as for safekeeping
- informal a secret store or the place where this is hidden
- slang drugs kept for personal consumption
Word Origin for stash
Word Origin and History for stash
"to conceal, hide," 1797, criminals' slang, of unknown origin, perhaps a blend of stow and cache. Related: Stashed; stashing.
"hoard, cache," 1914, from stash (v.). Slang sense of "personal supply of narcotics" is from 1942.