[hash-ing] /ˈhæʃ ɪŋ/
Radio. interference of signals between two stations on the same or adjacent frequencies.
Computers. a technique for locating data in a file by applying a transformation, usually arithmetic, to a key.
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. (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.
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.
a dish of diced cooked meat, vegetables, etc, reheated in a sauce
something mixed up
a reuse or rework of old material
(informal) make a hash of
(informal) settle someone’s hash, fix someone’s hash, to subdue or silence someone
to chop into small pieces
to mix or mess up
(slang) short for hashish
the character (#) used to precede a number
this sign used in printing or writing to indicate that a space should be inserted
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).
“a stew,” 1660s, from hash (v.). Meaning “a mix, a mess” is from 1735.
short for hashish, 1959.
Excellent; wonderful; cool (1960s+ Cool talk)
Hashish (1950s+ Narcotics)
make hamburger (or hash or mincemeat) out of someone or something, settle someone’s hash, sling hash
In addition to the idiom beginning with
[hash-eesh, -ish, ha-sheesh, hah-] /ˈhæʃ iʃ, -ɪʃ, hæˈʃiʃ, hɑ-/ noun 1. the flowering tops and leaves of Indian hemp smoked, chewed, or drunk as a narcotic and intoxicant. 2. the dried resinous exudate of the flowering tops of this plant, containing larger amounts of the active ingredient. /ˈhæʃiːʃ; -ɪʃ/ noun 1. a purified resinous extract […]
noun 1. Informal. 2. Football. the marking formed by either inbounds line intersecting with one of the lines delineating yardage between the goal lines. noun phrase [military sense apparently fr the number of years one has had free food from the Army]
fatness, the thirtieth halting-place of the Israelites during their wanderings in the wilderness, not far from Mount Hor (Num. 33:29, 30).
- Hash session
noun phrase gabfest (1940s+)