Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A romantic infatuation.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A violent smashing blow.
  • noun The head; the face; the brains.
  • To strike violently; dash; smash.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun rare The head; the poll.
  • noun obsolete A crushing blow.
  • noun Prov. Eng. A heavy fall of rain or snow.
  • transitive verb obsolete To strike; to crush; to smash; to dash in pieces.

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  • verb dialect To throw (or be thrown) and break.
  • verb Australia, New Zealand, slang To snog, to make out, to kiss.
  • noun A passionate kiss.
  • noun A romantic infatuation; a crush.
  • noun The object of a romantic infatuation; a crush.
  • noun Any obsession or passion.
  • noun UK, dialect, obsolete A crushing blow.
  • noun UK, dialect, obsolete A heavy fall of rain or snow.
  • noun obsolete The head.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Short for passion.]

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Contraction of passion.

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Scots word for the pate, or head.

Examples

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  • snowed - after a fashion

    December 2, 2008

  • A man that hath an vneuitable huge stone hanging only by a haire ouer his head, which he lookes euerie Pater noster while to fall and pash him in peeces, will not he be submissiuely sorrowfull for his transgressions, refraine himselfe from the least thought of folly, and purifie his spirit with contrition and penitence?

    - Thomas Nashe, The Unfortunate Traveller, 1594

    April 14, 2010