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plash1

[plash] /plæʃ/
noun
1.
a gentle splash.
2.
a pool or puddle.
verb (used with object), verb (used without object)
3.
to splash gently.
Origin
1000
before 1000; Middle English plasch pool, puddle, Old English plæsc; cognate with Dutch, Low German plas, probably of imitative orig.
Related forms
plashingly, adverb

plash2

[plash] /plæʃ/
verb (used with object)
1.
Origin
1375-1425; late Middle English < Middle French plaissier, derivative of plais hedge < Vulgar Latin *plaxum < ?
Related forms
plasher, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for plash

plash1

/plæʃ/
verb, noun
1.
a less common word for splash
Word Origin
Old English plæsc, probably imitative; compare Dutch plas

plash2

/plæʃ/
verb
1.
another word for pleach
Word Origin
C15: from Old French plassier, from plais hedge, woven fence, from Latin plectere to plait; compare pleach
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Word Origin and History for plash
n.

"small puddle, shallow pool, wet ground," Old English plæsc "pool of water, puddle," probably imitative (cf. Dutch plass "pool"). Meaning "noise made by splashing" is first recorded 1510s.

v.

"to splash," 1580s, from plash (n.) and also imitative (cf. Dutch plassen, German platschen). Related: Plashed; plashing.

"to interlace," late 15c., from Old French plaissier, from Latin plectere "to plait" (see complex (adj.)). Related: Plashed; plashing.

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