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[stash] /stæʃ/
verb (used with object)
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.
something put away or hidden:
a stash of gold coins buried in the garden.
a place in which something is stored secretly; hiding place; cache.
Slang. a supply of hidden drugs.
Origin of stash
1775-85; blend of stow and cache Unabridged
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Examples from the web for stash
  • When you're living with your parents, it's a lot easier to close your browser in a hurry than to hide a stash of magazines.
  • Toupees are not allowed in prison, because prisoners have been known to hide their stash of drugs under them.
  • It helps to keep a stash of small bills in your wallet for cab drivers, hotel porters and bar staff.
  • Stepping off the road near the rise of a small ridge, they dug a pit and buried a stash of treasure in the ground.
  • So keeping a stash of fresh batteries will make sense for a long time.
  • And leopards frequently muscle dead prey twice their own weight up trees to stash them in the branches.
  • Cut and cube the mango for this salsa at home and then stash it in your cooler.
  • The hottest trend in fashion right now is clothes with lots of big pockets to stash electronic gadgets.
  • Building a stash in your hotel room is not a bad idea.
  • Wide elastic waistband hugs hips, while interior stash pocket at waist holds a credit card, or house key.
British Dictionary definitions for stash


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

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


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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for stash

stash 1

  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)

(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


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.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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