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fash

/fæʃ/
noun
1.
worry; trouble; bother
verb
2.
to trouble; bother; annoy
Word Origin
C16: from obsolete French fascher to annoy, ultimately from Latin fastīdium disgust, aversion
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  • Also, the fash left at the junction of the moulds when a ball is cast.

    The Sailor's Word-Book William Henry Smyth
  • For "I don't know," he said "I dinna ken;" for "trouble" the word was "fash," and for "not," "na."

    Rollo in Scotland Jacob Abbott
  • The Scotch were either too "canny" or too dull to "fash" themselves about it.

    More Science From an Easy Chair Sir E. Ray (Edwin Ray) Lankester
  • Why dis here's to be a rigler scrumptious, fash'nable 'tainment!

    A Noble Woman Ann S. Stephens
  • “Never you fash your thumb about that, Maister Francie,” returned the landlady, with a knowing wink.

    St. Ronan's Well Sir Walter Scott
  • We go into this war, if we iver do go into it, with th' most fash'n-able ar-rmy that iver creased its pants.

    Mr. Dooley in Peace and in War Finley Peter Dunne
  • They're fash'nable, Samivel, and it's about the only think in fash'n as I reg'larly likes.

  • But do not fash yourself now, my good sir; you are past thought, I take it, and you want a hearty meal.

    A Very Naughty Girl L. T. Meade
  • Why should I fash myself over a man with a personality like a pair of shears?

    "Persons Unknown" Virginia Tracy
  • Ten years ago these close would no doubt have been fash'n'ble, and perhaps they would be ekally sim'lar ten years hens.

    The Complete Works of Artemus Ward Charles Farrar Browne (AKA Artemus Ward)

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