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pash

[pash] /pæʃ/
noun, Slang.
1.
an infatuation for another person; crush.
2.
the object of such a passion.
Origin
1910-1915
1910-15; shortening and respelling of passion
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British Dictionary definitions for pash

pash1

/pæʃ/
noun
1.
(slang) infatuation
Word Origin
C20: from passion

pash2

/pæʃ/
verb
1.
to throw or be thrown and break or be broken to bits; smash
noun
2.
a crushing blow
Word Origin
C17 (n): from earlier passhen to throw with violence, probably of imitative origin
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Word Origin and History for pash
n.

"head," 1610s, now obsolete or dialectal, of uncertain origin. In 20c. the word was used as an colloquial shortening of passion.

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Slang definitions & phrases for pash

pash

adjective

Passionate: That isn't as pash as some of the poems

noun
  1. Passion: insisted that he get some ''pash'' into it
  2. One's current absorbing love object: She's my pash this week (1921+)

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