Definition of pash in US English:



  • A brief infatuation.

    ‘Kath's got a pash on him’
    • ‘Then there's the ex-boyfriend, the one a friend of mine named the ‘mad pash of my life,’ which is about the long and the short of it.’
    • ‘Today's 10-year-olds can discover for themselves my long-ago pash.’
    • ‘Are you gonna tell him about your little pash, today?’
    • ‘Find someone that you can maybe fall in love with or maybe just have a nice, comfortable relationship for awhile. Find a mad pash.’
    • ‘Looking back on the night I realised the people I was having one-on-ones with were pretty much all men and I still didn't have a pash.’
    passion for, love for, adoration of, desire for, fondness for, feeling for, regard for, devotion to, penchant for, preoccupation with, obsession with, fixation with, craze for, mania for, addiction to
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Early 20th century: abbreviation of passion.