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noun 
  1. Food, especially meat and potatoes, chopped and mixed together.
    • 1633: Samuel Pepys, Diary
    • :I had for them, after oysters, at first course, a of rabbits, a lamb, and a rare chine of beef.
      1. A confused mess.
    • 1847: Charlotte Yonge, Scenes and Characters
    • :Oh! no, not Naylor's--the girls have made a there, as they do everything else; but we will settle her before they come out again.
      1. The
      2. symbol (octothorpe).
      3. (:Category:Jargon:Computer, computing): The key generated by a hash function.
      4. Abbreviation for hashish, a drug derived from the cannabis plant.
verb (hash, es)
  1. (transitive) To chop into small pieces, to make into a hash
    • 1749: Henry Fielding, The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling
    • :In like manner, we shall represent human nature at first to the keen appetite of our reader, in that more plain and simple manner in which it is found in the country, and shall hereafter and ragoo it with all the high French and Italian seasoning of affectation and vice which courts and cities afford.
      1. To make a quick, rough version; as in - hash up some plans = make some quick, rough plans.
adjective 
  1. Hashed, chopped into small pieces
    • 1855: William Makepeace Thackeray, The Newcomes
    • :The Colonel, himself, was great at making mutton, hot-pot, curry, and pillau.
      1. (:Category:Jargon:Computer, computing): Of or relating to the process of hashing or hash coding
Etymology: From hacher "to chop", from hache from hache "axe."


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