stash

verb
\ ˈstash How to pronounce stash (audio) \
stashed; stashing; stashes

Definition of stash

 (Entry 1 of 2)

transitive verb

: to store in a usually secret place for future use often used with away

stash

noun

Definition of stash (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : hiding place : cache
2 : something stored or hidden away a stash of narcotics

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Examples of stash in a Sentence

Verb The police found where he had stashed the drugs. The gifts were stashed in the closet. He stashed the equipment under the bed. We wondered what they had stashed in their backpacks. Noun keeps a stash of tissues in her desk in case anyone needs one
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Recent Examples on the Web: Verb In December, two ammonium nitrate bombs packed with nails were found stashed on a school campus, possibly awaiting pickup. Joyu Wang, WSJ, "Hong Kong Probes Bombings as Protest Focus Turns to Virus Response," 4 Mar. 2020 Once those empanadas are baked and cooled, stash them away on the baking sheet in the fridge. Paul Stephen, ExpressNews.com, "Easy Christmas morning empanadas — sweet and savory — and hot chocolate," 18 Dec. 2019 That makes the odds he gets picked and stashed on a team’s active roster for an entire season seem slim. Betsy Helfand, Twin Cities, "Twins seem unlikely to add in Rule 5 draft," 12 Dec. 2019 There's not much incentive to stash Cousins on your bench as a perpetual backup. Frankie Taddeo, SI.com, "Fantasy Football 2019: Players You Can Drop Before Week 5," 1 Oct. 2019 Wilson would be nice to stash again on the practice squad. Cam Inman, The Mercury News, "49ers position-by-position analysis of 53-man roster," 31 Aug. 2019 State officials seized 2,979 bottles of liquor, 3,108 bottles of wine, 2,954 bottles and cans of beer and 31 kegs of beer stashed on the resort’s property and in unlicensed warehouses. Washington Post, "Deal lets luxury Montana ski club keeps its liquor licenses," 25 June 2019 Kirby Yates and Phil Maton are two to consider stashing on your reserve list just in case. Doug Dennis, USA TODAY, "Searching for worthy closers-in-waiting," 24 Apr. 2018 My personal favorite is the large Dagne Dover Dakota Backpack, which has a pocket for everything from my laptop to bottles, and a removable bag that is perfect for stashing dirty or wet kid clothes. Juliet Izon, Condé Nast Traveler, "9 Items That Make Flying Alone With Kids Less Stressful," 10 Mar. 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Have everyone look through their clothes, dress-up stash and makeup to dress as the craziest-looking Easter Bunny possible. Amy Schwabe, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "No Easter Bunny visits and community egg hunts? How to celebrate Easter with your kids during the coronavirus shutdown," 30 Mar. 2020 Jerky, trail mix, cans or pouches of tuna, snack foods, and many other grocery store items can work as an emergency food stash. Tim Macwelch, Outdoor Life, "How to Prepare for a COVID-19 Quarantine," 13 Mar. 2020 Inside, there's a mesh zip pocket, elastic organization strips, and three smaller pockets to house your AirPod case, camera battery, or other similarly-sized gear; outside, an extra stash pocket. Madison Flager, Condé Nast Traveler, "Baboon’s Go-Backpack Will Be Your New Favorite Carry-On," 4 Mar. 2020 Amazon has ordered six to eight weeks' worth of some products made in China versus its usual two- to three-week stash, the Times reported, citing consultants who work with brands that sell through the platform. Megan Cerullo, CBS News, "Amazon may not have enough goods from China for Prime Day, report says," 24 Feb. 2020 On Friday, Hong Kong police discovered a stash of a powerful homemade explosive in a commercial building and arrested a man. Washington Post, "Clashes involving Hong Kong’s protest movement grow violent," 22 July 2019 But if your stash is running low, city officials say the answer on what should get flushed is simple: Toilet paper — only. Paulina Pineda, azcentral, "Phoenix area cities: Be careful what you flush if you run out of toilet paper," 20 Mar. 2020 One night, Lara Jean's sister sneaks in her closet, finds her stash of love letters and mails them to the recipients. Kori Williams, Seventeen, "45 Best Romantic Movies to Watch on Your Next Girl's Night," 5 Mar. 2020 There’s never a bad time to stock up your own personal beauty stash, which is why SkinStore’s favorites sale couldn’t have arrived at a better time. Tiffany Dodson, SELF, "15 Best-Sellers We're Eyeing at the SkinStore Favorites Sale," 24 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of stash

Verb

1797, in the meaning defined above

Noun

circa 1914, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for stash

Verb

origin unknown

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Time Traveler for stash

Time Traveler

The first known use of stash was in 1797

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Last Updated

6 Apr 2020

Cite this Entry

“Stash.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/stash. Accessed 8 Apr. 2020.

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More Definitions for stash

stash

verb
How to pronounce stash (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of stash

 (Entry 1 of 2)

informal : to put (something) in a secret or hidden place

stash

noun

English Language Learners Definition of stash (Entry 2 of 2)

informal : an amount of something that is stored or hidden

stash

verb
\ ˈstash How to pronounce stash (audio) \
stashed; stashing

Kids Definition of stash

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: to store in a usually secret place for future use

stash

noun

Kids Definition of stash (Entry 2 of 2)

: an amount of something stored secretly for future use

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