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stash

[ stash ]
/ stæʃ /
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verb (used with object)

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.

noun

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.

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Origin of stash

1775–85; blend of stow and cache
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British Dictionary definitions for stash

stash
/ (stæʃ) /

verb

(tr often foll by away) informal to put or store (money, valuables, etc) in a secret place, as for safekeeping

noun

informal a secret store or the place where this is hidden
slang drugs kept for personal consumption

Word Origin for stash

C20: origin unknown
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