fash

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From early modern French fascher (now fâcher), from Latin fastus(disdain).

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Verb[edit]

fash ‎(third-person singular simple present fashes, present participle fashing or fashin, simple past and past participle fashed)

  1. (Scotland, Geordie, Northern England) To worry; to bother, annoy.
    • 1897, Bram Stoker, Dracula, Chapter 6:
      "I wouldn't fash masel' about them, miss. Them things be all wore out."
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Noun[edit]

fash ‎(plural fashes)

  1. (Scotland, Geordie, Northern England) A worry; trouble; bother.
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References[edit]

  • Whites Latin-English Dictionary: 1899.
  • Consise Oxford: 1984.
  • Todd's Geordie Words and Phrases, George Todd, Newcastle, 1977[1]
  • The New Geordie Dictionary, Frank Graham, 1987, ISBN 0946928118
  • A List of words and phrases in everyday use by the natives of Hetton-le-Hole in the County of Durham, F.M.T.Palgrave, English Dialect Society vol.74, 1896, [2]

Etymology 2[edit]

Clipping of fascist.

Noun[edit]

fash ‎(uncountable)

  1. (Britain, slang) The far-right, especially violent far-right protestors.
    • 1996, Ajay Close, Official and doubtful, Random House (UK)
      Used to go down to London on bash-the-fash awaydays; turn up at National Front marches and give them a toeing.
    • 2012, Dan Todd, One Man's Revolution, Andrews UK Limited (ISBN 9781909143630)
      Five of our lads had just watched the riot police go into the Wellington and give the fash a kicking.
    • 2012, Dave Hann, Physical Resistance: A Hundred Years of Anti-Fascism, John Hunt Publishing (ISBN 9781780991788)
      The women in NP at the time were very good spotters and we had good access to intel, photos etc. on the fash.

Scots[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From early modern French fascher (now fâcher), from Latin fastus(disdain).

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

fash ‎(third-person singular present fashes, present participle fashin, past fasht, past participle fasht)

  1. (transitive) To bother, worry, annoy.