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pash

[pash] /pæʃ/
noun, Slang.
1.
an infatuation for another person; crush.
2.
the object of such a passion.
Origin of pash
1910-1915
1910-15; shortening and respelling of passion
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Examples from the Web for pash
Historical Examples
  • pash shrugged his shoulders and put his feet on the rungs of his chair.

    The Opal Serpent Fergus Hume
  • pash screwed up his face in a manner worthy of his monkey looks.

    The Opal Serpent Fergus Hume
  • "Mr. pash acts for Sylvia," cried Paul, still lingering at the door.

    The Opal Serpent Fergus Hume
  • Lor' bless you, Mr. pash, so long as the will's tight and fair what do it matter?

    The Opal Serpent Fergus Hume
  • "I quite agree with you, Mr. Glidder," here interposed the individual pash.

    The Mirror of Kong Ho Ernest Bramah
  • "I say nothing," rejoined pash, putting on his hat and hopping to the door.

    The Opal Serpent Fergus Hume
  • Aaron was a clever business man, and pash was professionally disgusted that he had left behind him such a loose testament.

    The Opal Serpent Fergus Hume
  • "Come inside and you'll see," said pash, and conducted Beecot into the inner room.

    The Opal Serpent Fergus Hume
  • Sumerian forces, however, had not been the only ones which had contributed to overthrow the last king of the pash dynasty.

    The Ancient East D. G. Hogarh
  • pash, who knows his writing better than any other man, says the document is genuine.

    The Opal Serpent Fergus Hume
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.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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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+)
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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