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Etymology 1[edit]

Dialectal variant of gnash.


nash ‎(comparative more nash, superlative most nash)

  1. (Britain, dialect) firm; stiff; hard
  2. (Britain, dialect) chilly
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Halliwell to this entry?)

Etymology 2[edit]

Perhaps from Romani.


nash ‎(third-person singular simple present nashes, present participle nashing, simple past and past participle nashed)

  1. (Edinburgh, dialect) to hurry; run; get away

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.