\ 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



Definition of stash (Entry 2 of 2)

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

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
Recent Examples on the Web: Verb To make smoothies ahead of time, stash your dry ingredients (such as fruits, vegetables, powders and seeds) in the freezer in freezer-safe bags or food storage containers. Amanda Garrity, Good Housekeeping, 11 May 2022 Americans could stash more in their 401(k) plans and sit on their nest eggs longer under a bill passed by the House that aims to boost individual retirement savings. WSJ, 30 Mar. 2022 But anti-corruption advocacy groups said the gap in oversight is one reason the United States remains a popular place to secretively stash cash. Washington Post, 16 Mar. 2022 The case also has outer pockets and an aluminum carabiner clip, so your favorite on-the-go giftee can easily stash away small items and attach the kit to their backpack. Danielle Directo-meston, The Hollywood Reporter, 1 Feb. 2022 Plastic food containers — either from stores or carryout — can be used to stash craft and office supplies, Legos and Barbie accessories. Washington Post, 1 June 2021 There’s office space under construction, and people also stash boats and cars there. Tom Vanderbilt, Wired, 1 Feb. 2022 Instead of storing your savings in a standard savings account, stash it in a high-yield savings account. - Make Genius Money Moves, Forbes, 11 Nov. 2021 Basically, the idea is to snatch carbon from the air, then stash it away. Washington Post, 4 Nov. 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Most of the lunar stash remained locked away, forcing researchers to experiment with simulated soil made of volcanic ash on Earth. Bradford Betz, Fox News, 13 May 2022 Most of the lunar stash remained locked away, forcing researchers to experiment with simulated soil made of volcanic ash on Earth. Marcia Dunn, Orlando Sentinel, 12 May 2022 This Dasani diversion bottle is one of the more realistic looking stash containers to hide your wallet and keys in. Josie Howell |, al, 11 May 2022 Releasing more oil from the U.S. Strategic Petroleum Reserve — which serves as the country's emergency stash of oil — could reduce the price of gasoline, if only temporarily. Irina Ivanova, CBS News, 11 Feb. 2022 Sure, keep a little cash stash at home, but only a couple hundred bucks. Nicole Lapin, Forbes, 31 Aug. 2021 In 2019, however, as Dolezal and Shipley were in the middle of their project, an enormous stash of old glass bottles was found buried in the woods near the Crescent Hotel. The New Yorker, 26 Apr. 2022 Now the stash is worth $4.5 billion as Bitcoin prices have skyrocketed, of which $3.6 billion worth of tokens has been recovered by federal agents. Paulina Cachero,, 9 Feb. 2022 Along with its size, Sanders' campaign stash also is unusual in Arkansas state politics because of its donors, specifically its donors' addresses. Lisa Hammersly, Arkansas Online, 3 Oct. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of stash


1797, in the meaning defined above


circa 1914, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for stash


origin unknown

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“Stash.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 May. 2022.

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More Definitions for stash


\ 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



Kids Definition of stash (Entry 2 of 2)

: an amount of something stored secretly for future use

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