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Etymology 1[edit]

Unknown. Perhaps a blend of stick +‎ cache or stow +‎ cache.


stash (countable and uncountable, plural stashes)

  1. (countable) A collection, sometimes hidden; a reserve.
    They had quite a stash of food saved up for emergencies.
  2. (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.
  3. (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.
  4. (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)

  1. To hide or store away for later use.
    He stashed his liquor in the cabinet under the bar.

Etymology 2[edit]

Apheretic clipping of mustache.

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stash (plural stashes)

  1. (nonstandard, informal, slang) mustache
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