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[hash-sling-er] /ˈhæʃˌslɪŋ ər/
noun, Slang.
a waiter or waitress, especially in a hash house.
a short-order cook.
Origin of hash-slinger
1865-70, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • He said she was a hash-slinger before the Red Death, though I don't know what a hash-slinger is.

    The Scarlet Plague Jack London
  • She was the only wife I could find, even if she was a hash-slinger, as your father calls it.

    The Scarlet Plague Jack London
  • He had to try to better it by marrying the Swede hash-slinger from Los Angeles.

    The Sheriff's Son William MacLeod Raine
  • Then Denver's some in the turtle-dove business, according to that hash-slinger in Cheyenne.

    Wyoming, a Story of the Outdoor West William MacLeod Raine
Slang definitions & phrases for hash-slinger



  1. A waiter or waitress, usually in a cheap restaurant or lunch counter: Hash-slingers are plentiful, but well-trained waitresses are scarce
  2. A cook or kitchen worker (1868+)
The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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