\ ˈhash How to pronounce hash (audio) \
hashed; hashing; hashes

Definition of hash

 (Entry 1 of 3)

transitive verb

1a : to chop (food, such as meat and potatoes) into small pieces
2 : to talk about : review often used with over or outhash over a problemhashing out their differences

Definition of hash (Entry 2 of 3)

1 : chopped food specifically : chopped meat mixed with potatoes and browned
2 : a restatement of something that is already known the same old hash
b : a confused muddle made a hash of the whole project

Definition of hash (Entry 3 of 3)

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Examples of hash in a Sentence

Verb he hashed some roast beef, put it in a pie shell, and topped it with a layer of mashed potatoes the bookkeeper had so hashed the figures it took weeks to straighten out the accounts

First Known Use of hash


1615, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Noun (1)

1653, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun (2)

1948, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for 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

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The first known use of hash was in 1615

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Kids Definition of hash

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : cooked meat and vegetables chopped together and browned
2 : mess entry 1 sense 1 He made a hash of the project.


hashed; hashing

Kids Definition of hash (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : to talk about : discuss Let's hash out this problem.
2 : to chop into small pieces


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