Hash



[hash] /hæʃ/

noun
1.
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.
2.
a mess, jumble, or muddle:
a hash of unorganized facts and figures.
3.
a reworking of old and familiar material:
This essay is a hash of several earlier and better works.
4.
Computers. (def 7).
5.
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)
6.
to chop into small pieces; make into hash; mince.
7.
to muddle or mess up:
We thought we knew our parts, but when the play began we hashed the whole thing.
8.
to discuss or review (something) thoroughly (often followed by out):
They hashed out every aspect of the issue.
Verb phrases
9.
hash over, to bring up again for consideration; discuss, especially in review:
At the class reunion they hashed over their college days.
Idioms
10.
make a hash of, to spoil or botch:
The new writer made a hash of his first assignment.
11.
settle someone’s hash, Informal. to get rid of; subdue:
Her blunt reply really settled my hash.
[hash] /hæʃ/
noun, Slang.
1.
.
/hæʃ/
noun
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

5.
(informal) settle someone’s hash, fix someone’s hash, to subdue or silence someone
verb (transitive)
6.
to chop into small pieces
7.
to mix or mess up
/hæʃ/
noun
1.
(slang) short for hashish
/hæʃ/
noun
1.
the character (#) used to precede a number
2.
this sign used in printing or writing to indicate that a space should be inserted
v.

1650s, “to hack, chop into small pieces,” from French hacher “chop up,” from Old French hache “ax” (see hatchet). 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), which supposedly were called that because they mark the number of years one has had free food (hash (n.1)) from the Army; but perhaps there is a connection with the noun form of hatch (v.2).
n.

“a stew,” 1660s, from hash (v.). Meaning “a mix, a mess” is from 1735.

short for hashish, 1959.

hash (hāsh)
n.
Hashish.

adjective

Excellent; wonderful; cool (1960s+ Cool talk)

noun

Hashish (1950s+ Narcotics)

verb

Related Terms

make hamburger (or hash or mincemeat) out of someone or something, settle someone’s hash, sling hash

1. hash character.
2. hash coding.
3. The preferred term for a Perl associative array.
(1995-03-06)
In addition to the idiom beginning with
hash

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