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EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

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

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

fash ‎(third-person singular simple present fashes, present participle fashing or fashin, simple past and past participle fashed)

  1. (Scotland, Geordie, Northern England) To worry; to bother, annoy.
    • 1897, Bram Stoker, Dracula, Chapter 6:
      "I wouldn't fash masel' about them, miss. Them things be all wore out."
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NounEdit

fash ‎(plural fashes)

  1. (Scotland, Geordie, Northern England) A worry; trouble; bother.
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ReferencesEdit

  • Whites Latin-English Dictionary: 1899.
  • Consise Oxford: 1984.
  • Todd's Geordie Words and Phrases, George Todd, Newcastle, 1977[1]
  • The New Geordie Dictionary, Frank Graham, 1987, ISBN 0946928118
  • A List of words and phrases in everyday use by the natives of Hetton-le-Hole in the County of Durham, F.M.T.Palgrave, English Dialect Society vol.74, 1896, [2]

Etymology 2Edit

Clipping of fascist.

NounEdit

fash ‎(uncountable)

  1. (Britain, slang) The far-right, especially violent far-right protestors.
    • 1996, Ajay Close, Official and doubtful, Random House (UK)
      Used to go down to London on bash-the-fash awaydays; turn up at National Front marches and give them a toeing.
    • 2012, Dan Todd, One Man's Revolution, Andrews UK Limited (ISBN 9781909143630)
      Five of our lads had just watched the riot police go into the Wellington and give the fash a kicking.
    • 2012, Dave Hann, Physical Resistance: A Hundred Years of Anti-Fascism, John Hunt Publishing (ISBN 9781780991788)
      The women in NP at the time were very good spotters and we had good access to intel, photos etc. on the fash.

ScotsEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

fash ‎(third-person singular present fashes, present participle fashin, past fasht, past participle fasht)

  1. (transitive) To bother, worry, annoy.