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1 [hash]
a dish of diced or chopped meat and often vegetables, as of leftover corned beef or veal and potatoes, sautéed in a frying pan or of meat, potatoes, and carrots cooked together in gravy.
a mess, jumble, or muddle: a hash of unorganized facts and figures.
a reworking of old and familiar material: This essay is a hash of several earlier and better works.
Computers. garbage ( def 7 ).
Radio and Television Slang. electrical noise on a radio or snow in a television picture caused by interfering outside sources that generate sparking.
verb (used with object)
to chop into small pieces; make into hash; mince.
to muddle or mess up: We thought we knew our parts, but when the play began we hashed the whole thing.
to discuss or review (something) thoroughly (often followed by out ): They hashed out every aspect of the issue.
Verb phrases
hash over, to bring up again for consideration; discuss, especially in review: At the class reunion they hashed over their college days.
make a hash of, to spoil or botch: The new writer made a hash of his first assignment.
settle someone's hash, Informal. to get rid of; subdue: Her blunt reply really settled my hash.

1645–55; < French hacher to cut up, derivative of hache ax, hatchet

unhashed, adjective

10. bungle, butcher, muddle, mess up, flub. 9. review, recall, reminisce, recollect, remember.
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hash1 (hæʃ)
1.  a dish of diced cooked meat, vegetables, etc, reheated in a sauce
2.  something mixed up
3.  a reuse or rework of old material
4.  informal make a hash of
 a.  to mix or mess up
 b.  to defeat or destroy
5.  informal settle someone's hash, fix someone's hash to subdue or silence someone
6.  to chop into small pieces
7.  to mix or mess up
[C17: from Old French hacher to chop up, from hachehatchet]

hash2 (hæʃ)
slang short for hashish

hash or hash mark3 (hæʃ)
1.  the character (#) used to precede a number
2.  this sign used in printing or writing to indicate that a space should be inserted
hash mark or hash mark3

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Word Origin & History

1657, "to hack, chop," from Fr. hacher, from O.Fr. hache "axe." The noun "stew" is first recorded 1662, from the verb. Hash, short for hashish, is first recorded 1959 Amer.Eng. Hash browns, is short for hash browned potatoes (1917), with the -ed omitted, as in mash potatoes. The hash marks on a football
field were so called 1960s, from similarity to hash marks, armed forces slang for "service stripes on the sleeve of a military uniform" (1909), supposedly called that because they mark the number of years one has had free food (hash) from the Army.
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hash (hāsh)

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