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See also: Stash
Unknown. Perhaps a blend of stick + cache or stow + cache.
stash (countable and uncountable, plural stashes)
- (countable) A collection, sometimes hidden; a reserve.
- They had quite a stash of food saved up for emergencies.
- (countable, US, slang, informal, African-American Vernacular) A place where drugs are stored.
- The dealers managed to store the dope in the stash just in time to avoid being caught by the police.
- (uncountable, UK, slang) Clothing or other items branded with a particular university club or society's logo.
- We've now ordered stash for everyone who said they wanted some.
- (countable, textiles) A collection of yarn or other materials not yet allocated to any particular craft project.
- 2021, Julie Cicora, Contemplative Knitting, page 131:
- My stash is mostly unfinished objects on the needles. I have one bag of yarn that I bought to make a coat.
stash (third-person singular simple present stashes, present participle stashing, simple past and past participle stashed)
- To hide or store away for later use.
- He stashed his liquor in the cabinet under the bar.
- 1851 November 14, Herman Melville, chapter 3, in Moby-Dick; or, The Whale, 1st American edition, New York, N.Y.: Harper & Brothers; London: Richard Bentley, →OCLC, page 27:
- “Landlord,” said I, “tell him to stash his tomahawk there, or pipe, or whatever you call it; tell him to stop smoking, in short, and I will turn in with him.
store away for later use
Apheretic clipping of mustache.
stash (plural stashes)
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