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[v. ree-hash; n. ree-hash] /v. riˈhæʃ; n. ˈriˌhæʃ/
verb (used with object)
to work up (old material) in a new form.
the act of rehashing.
something rehashed.
Origin of rehash
1815-25; re- + hash Unabridged
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Examples from the web for rehash
  • The packaging was good, but much of the content was a rehash of old promises.
  • Oh what doodle in procrastination it is to rehash and dwindle in the obvious.
  • Let me know if this is a rehash or of better reference.
  • It's nothing but a rehash of the same failed ideas he's already tried, combined with a huge tax increase.
  • They're proposing a rehash of what's already been tried: more spending, more taxes and bigger government.
  • Interesting, but too basic and the facts are a rehash.
  • It's a rehash of the same tired old stories, and there aren't even blurry photos for this one.
  • It's a rehash of the same tired old stories, and there aren't even blurry photos for this one.
  • If you are sure you are right then you have to rehash and rehash until the rational people are convinced.
  • However, it has a new storyline, not a rehash of one previously explored in the television series.
British Dictionary definitions for rehash


verb (riːˈhæʃ)
(transitive) to rework, reuse, or make over (old or already used material)
noun (ˈriːˌhæʃ)
something consisting of old, reworked, or reused material
Word Origin
C19: from re- + hash1 (to chop into pieces)
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Word Origin and History for rehash

1822, from re- "again" + hash (v.). Related: Rehashed; rehashing.


1849, from rehash (v.); "old material worked up anew," usually of literary productions.

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Slang definitions & phrases for rehash



: a rehash of stale political charges


To review; discuss again; repeat; recap: the things they had hashed and rehashed for many a frugal conversational meal

[1880+; called vulgar in the dated source]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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