Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary
1

hash

play
verb \ˈhash\

Definition of hash

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 a :  to chop (as meat and potatoes) into small pieces b :  confuse, muddle

  3. 2 :  to talk about :  review —often used with over or out <hash over a problem> <hashing out their differences>



Examples of hash in a sentence

  1. <he hashed some roast beef, put it in a pie shell, and topped it with a layer of mashed potatoes>

  2. <the bookkeeper had so hashed the figures it took weeks to straighten out the accounts>



Origin and Etymology of hash

French hacher, from Old French hachier, from hache battle-ax, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German hāppa sickle; akin to Greek koptein to cut — more at capon


First Known Use: 1590


2

hash

noun

Definition of hash

  1. 1 :  chopped food; specifically :  chopped meat mixed with potatoes and browned

  2. 2 :  a restatement of something that is already known <the same old hash>

  3. 3 a :  hodgepodge, jumble b :  a confused muddle <made a hash of the whole project>

  4. 4 :  pound sign 2



Circa 1663

First Known Use of hash

circa 1663


3

hash

noun

Definition of hash

  1. :  hashish



1955

First Known Use of hash

1955

Other Drug/Tobacco Terms



HASH Defined for Kids

1

hash

play
noun \ˈhash\

Definition of hash for Students

  1. 1 :  cooked meat and vegetables chopped together and browned

  2. 2 :  1mess 1 <He made a hash of the project.>




2

hash

play
verb

Definition of hash for Students

hashed

hashing

  1. 1 :  to talk about :  discuss <Let's hash out this problem.>

  2. 2 :  to chop into small pieces




Medical Dictionary

hash

play
noun \ˈhash\

Medical Definition of hash




Learn More about hash


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up hash? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to destroy or remove completely

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

two-chairs-on-a-pier-by-the-ocean-in-summer

Which of the following words means “of or relating to summer”?

vernal estival brumal hiemal
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ