hash

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Etymology 1[edit]

From French hacher (to chop), from Old French hache (axe).

Noun[edit]

hash (plural hashes)

  1. Food, especially meat and potatoes, chopped and mixed together.
    corn-beef hash
    • 1633, Samuel Pepys, Diary
      I had for them, after oysters, at first course, a hash of rabbits, a lamb, and a rare chine of beef.
  2. A confused mess.
    • 1847, Charlotte Yonge, Scenes and Characters
      Oh! no, not Naylor's--the girls have made a hash there, as they do everything else; but we will settle her before they come out again.
  3. The # symbol (octothorpe, pound).
  4. (computing) The result generated by a hash function.
  5. A new mixture of old material; a second preparation or exhibition; a rehashing.
    • Walpole
      I cannot bear elections, and still less the hash of them over again in a first session.
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  • (result generated by hash function): checksum
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Adjective[edit]

hash (comparative more hash, superlative most hash)

  1. Hashed, chopped into small pieces
    • 1855, William Makepeace Thackeray, The Newcomes
      The Colonel, himself, was great at making hash mutton, hot-pot, curry, and pillau.
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Verb[edit]

hash (third-person singular simple present hashes, present participle hashing, simple past and past participle hashed)

  1. (transitive) To chop into small pieces, to make into a hash.
    • 1749, Henry Fielding, The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling
      In like manner, we shall represent human nature at first to the keen appetite of our reader, in that more plain and simple manner in which it is found in the country, and shall hereafter hash and ragoo it with all the high French and Italian seasoning of affectation and vice which courts and cities afford.
  2. To make a quick, rough version
    We need to quickly hash up some plans.
  3. (computing, transitive) To transform according to a hash function.
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Etymology 2[edit]

Clipped form of hashish.

Noun[edit]

hash (uncountable)

  1. Hashish, a drug derived from the cannabis plant.
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Etymology[edit]

From English hash (1966), short for hashish, from Arabic حشيش (ħashīsh, hay, dried herb).

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hash c (singular definite hashen, not used in plural form)

  1. hash, hashish