I. transitive verb Etymology: Middle English passhen Date: 14th century dialect England smash II. noun Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1611 dialect England head

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  • Pash — (ਅਵਤਾਰ ਸਿੰਘ ਪਾਸ਼, sometimes spelled Paash ) was the pen name of Avtar Singh Sandhu (September 9, 1950 March 23, 1988), an Indian poet. His strongly left wing views were reflected in his poetry.BiographyHe was born in Talwandi Salem, Jalandhar,… …   Wikipedia

  • Pash — Pash, n. [Scot., the pate. Cf. {Pash}, v. t.] 1. The head; the poll. [R.] A rough pash. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. A crushing blow. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] 3. A heavy fall of rain or snow. [Prov. Eng.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pash — Pash, v. t. [Prob. of imitative origin, or possibly akin to box to fight with the fists.] To strike; to crush; to smash; to dash in pieces. [Obs.] P. Plowman. I ll pash him o er the face. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pash — pash1 [pash] vt., vi. [ME passchen, prob. echoic] Now Dial. to hurl or be hurled violently so as to break; smash n. Now Dial. a smashing blow pash2 [pash] n. [< PASSION] Slang an infatuation …   English World dictionary

  • pash — /pash/, n. Slang. 1. an infatuation for another person; crush. 2. the object of such a passion. [1910 15; shortening and resp. of PASSION] * * * …   Universalium

  • pash — (n.) head, 1610s, now obsolete or dialectal, of uncertain origin …   Etymology dictionary

  • pash — cal·i·pash; pash·kov·ist; pash·to; pash·toon; pish·pash; pash; pash·im; pash·mi·na; pash·tu; pash·tun; …   English syllables

  • pash — /pæʃ/ (say pash) Colloquial –noun 1. a session of passionate kissing, especially French kissing. 2. a long passionate kiss. 3. Obsolete a passion; infatuation: she s got a pash on him. –verb (i) 4. to kiss or cuddle. –verb (t) 5. to kiss and… …   Australian English dictionary

  • Pash — Recorded as Pash, Pashe, Paish, and diminutives, Passion, Pashan, Pashen, Pashon, Pashun, Patience, Patient, Pishon, and many others, this is an English surname. It is however of Old French origins, and was introduced into England by the Norman… …   Surnames reference

  • pash — I. n British 1. a teenage crush , an infatuation; especially a young girl s feelings towards an older girl or teacher. A shortening of passion still heard in public schools. Amanda has a pash on Miss. 2. a girlfriend or lover. In armed forces… …   Contemporary slang

  • pash —    a homosexual desire    A shortened version of passion. Formerly much used to denote such feelings between schoolgirls for each other, or for a female teacher:     Are you getting a pash for that little thing? (G. Greene, 1932 but people… …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

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