Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To worry; to bother, annoy.
  • n. A worry; trouble; bother.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Vexation; anxiety; care.
  • transitive v. To vex; to tease; to trouble.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To trouble; annoy; vex.
  • To be annoyed; be vexed.
  • To take trouble; be at pains: as, you needna fash.
  • To be weary.
  • Rough: applied to metal.
  • n. Trouble; annoyance; vexation.
  • n. Pains; care.
  • n. A troublesome person: usually in a derogatory sense.
  • n. The mark left by the mold upon a cast bullet.
  • n. Nautical, an irregular seam.
  • n. The tops of turnips.
  • n. A fringe, or a row of anything worn like a fringe.

Etymologies

From early modern French fascher (now fâcher), from Latin fastus ("disdain"). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The term "fash pack", influential people in the fashion industry, has also entered the dictionary which is produced in Glasgow.

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  • They're visual trickery in fash form, a 12 quid inroad to cool.

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  • At sharp five o'clock th 'rivolution begun. Th' sthreets was dinsely packed with busy journalists, polis, sojers, an 'fash'nably dhressed ladies who come down fr'm th' Chang's All Easy in motocycles.

    Mr. Dooley: In the Hearts of His Countrymen

  • The seal did not sleep while this was going on so near her; but she had partaken of a late and large supper, and did not "fash" beyond now and then whining in a melancholy voice, which stimulated the young heroes to further efforts, and helped to cover the noise they made.

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  • [Page 261] much 'fash' in any arrangement which may interrupt these quiet regular home occupations, that I look at it (if ever I do look that way) rather with regret than anything else.

    Autobiography and Other Memorials of Mrs. Gilbert, Formerly Ann Taylor

  • Devil's Ford, I reck'ned I'd take a pasear down to 'Frisco, and dip into the vortex o' fash'nable society and out again. "

    Devil's Ford

  • If he does, he is the first and the best and the coolest be-cause he pro-nounce-es his words in a jerk-y fash-ion and also because he is utterly reliable, honest, faithful, and a friend to Dorothy.

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  • “Dinna fash yerself over meeting my family, dearling.”

    Healing the Highlander

  • There will be plenty of time after to fuss and fash over what we can and canna control.

    Healing the Highlander

  • Loui a blood spurted out again, his brain suddenly fash past country memories, but whole is forever history, faced that kill people like flies killer, angry long time unappease down in heart.

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  • "What are you fashing yourself for? He will be comfortable enough," assured the sailmaker, cutting the thread after the last stitch, which came about the middle of Jimmy's forehead.

    - Conrad, The Nigger of the 'Narcissus', ch. 5

    December 24, 2008