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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Hash
  1. That which is hashed or chopped up; meat and vegetables, especially such as have been already cooked, chopped into small pieces and mixed.
  2. A new mixture of old matter; a second preparation or exhibition."I can not bear elections, and still less the hash of them over again in a first session." [Walpole.]
  3. Hashish.(slang)

Etymology: Formerly hachey hachee, F. hachis, fr. hacher to hash; of German origin; cf. G. hippe sickle, OHG. hippa, for happia. Cf. Hatchet

verb Hash
To chop into small pieces; to mince and mix; as, to hash meat.

Etymology: From Hash (n.): cf. F. hacher to hash

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Purified resinous extract of the hemp plant; used as a hallucinogen
  2. Chopped meat mixed with potatoes and browned
  3. Chop up ("hash the potatoes")

From French hacher (“to chop”), from Old French hache (“axe”).

  1. Food, especially meat and potatoes, chopped and mixed together.
    corn-beef hash
  2. A confused mess.
  3. The # symbol (octothorpe, pound).
  4. (computing) The result generated by a hash function.
  5. A new mixture of old material; a second preparation or exhibition; a rehashing.
  6. A hash run; a sort of paperchase organised by the Hash House Harriers.

Clipping of hashish.

  1. Hashish, a drug derived from the cannabis plant.

    Notable Persons Named Hash

    Hash was born on December 27th, 1950.


    Notable Persons With the Last Name Hash

    Anne was born in 1971.


    Herb Hash was a baseball player. Herb was born on February 13th, 1911 in Woolwine, Virginia. He passed away on May 20th, 2008.


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    Ethnicity Distribution

    Ethnicity Hash U.S.
      White 90.72% 64.26%
      African American 5.47% 11.96%
      Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.50% 4.85%
      American Indian and Alaska Native 0.52% 0.69%
      Two or More Ethnicities 1.07% 1.76%
      Hispanic or Latino 1.72% 16.26%

    Of Last Name Hash

    People with the last name Hash are most frequently White

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    Fun Facts about the name Hash

    • How Popular is the name Hash? As a last name Hash was the 6,325th most popular name in 2010.
    • How unique is the name Hash? Out of 5,933,561 records in the U.S. Social Security Administration public data, the first name Hash was not present. It is possible the name you are searching has less than five occurrences per year.
    • Weird things about the name Hash: Your name in reverse order is Hsah. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Shha. How do you pronounce that?
    • How many people have the last name Hash? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 5,397 people with the last name Hash.
    • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Hash? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 2 of them will have Hash as their last name.

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    • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
    • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
    • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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