stash

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English

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Pronunciation

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Etymology 1

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

Noun

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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.
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Verb

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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.
    Synonym: hive up
    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.
    • 1989 August 12, Phil Harper, “Why It's So Hard To Talk About This Movie”, in Gay Community News, volume 17, number 5, page 10:
      All of the Do The Right Thing characters who are caught up in the quagmire of racial politics are male, while the women in the movie [] are all safely stashed away in their domestic spaces.
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Etymology 2

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Apheretic clipping of mustache.

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Noun

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stash (plural stashes)

  1. (nonstandard, informal, slang) mustache
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