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stash

[stash] /stæʃ/
verb (used with object)
1.
to put by or away as for safekeeping or future use, usually in a secret place (usually followed by away):
The squirrel stashes away nuts for winter.
noun
2.
something put away or hidden:
a stash of gold coins buried in the garden.
3.
a place in which something is stored secretly; hiding place; cache.
4.
Slang. a supply of hidden drugs.
Origin
1775-1785
1775-85; blend of stow and cache
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British Dictionary definitions for stash away

stash

/stæʃ/
verb
1.
(informal) (transitive) often foll by away. to put or store (money, valuables, etc) in a secret place, as for safekeeping
noun
2.
(informal) a secret store or the place where this is hidden
3.
(slang) drugs kept for personal consumption
Word Origin
C20: origin unknown
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Word Origin and History for stash away

stash

v.

"to conceal, hide," 1797, criminals' slang, of unknown origin, perhaps a blend of stow and cache. Related: Stashed; stashing.

n.

"hoard, cache," 1914, from stash (v.). Slang sense of "personal supply of narcotics" is from 1942.

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Slang definitions & phrases for stash away

stash 1

noun
  1. A hoard or cache: She had a little stash of money in her bureau drawer (1914+)
  2. A hiding place: if he wasn't home or in his stash/ I have some here, in a stash downstairs (1930+)
  3. A supply of narcotics, esp one's personal supply: meeting him at the airport with samples of their ''special stash'' (1960s+ Narcotics)
  4. A place where narcotics and associated paraphernalia are hidden, esp by a dealer (1960s+ Narcotics)
verb

(also stash away) To hide; hoard; save up: I had not stashed any dough away/ I'd stash that jug (1797+)

[origin unknown; perhaps a blend of stow or store with cache]


stash 2

noun

A mustache; 'stache: He had a little red stash (1940+)


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