1. in fig. use, a halt.
|Andrew Jackson 126: A stash had bin put tu their hopes, and the holy lambs, who were lookin for Beauty and Booty, were happily disappinted.|
2. any form of cache.
|Vocab. Criminal Sl. 80: Stash [...] used as a noun in the sense of something cached.|
|Coll. Stories (1990) 403: Slipping away in the dead of night with his stash of hard-saved layers.‘The Something in a Colored Man’ in|
|DAUL 208/2: Stash, n. [...] 2. Anything hidden away, as the paraphernalia of the drug addict, pistols, burglar’s tools, stolen goods, etc.et al.|
|Mad mag. Sept. 17: Felix gives you instant cash for your stash.|
|Shaft 147: Unless she got to his stash in the freezer, there wasn’t anything worth the trouble of stealing.|
|Airtight Willie and Me 97: He rummaged for Jelly Drop’s cash stash.|
|Tragic Magic 142: If you need something in prison, there are certain guys you can go to like the stashman. He had the stash. He held and traded everything from money to cigarettes.|
|Black Tide (2012) [ebook] We knew he didn’t have a cash stash anywhere, not enough put away to hide out.|
|Guardian Rev. 22 Jan. 4: I was beginning to fear my stash of old laughs wouldn’t last a month.|
|Chopper 3 4: She took me straight to the stash, and what a stash it was. There was cash, jewellery and drugs.|
|Snitch Jacket 43: Men [...] bragged of stashes of stripped auto parts.|
|Thrill City [ebook] I took a blonde wig from my stash of disguises.|
|IOL News (Western Cape) 9 Feb. [Internet] Zim man goes to court over stolen stash.|
3. attrib. use of sense 1.
|Clockers 5: Running in and out of the stash apartment for every ten-dollar sale.|
|Crumple Zone 14: He pulls out a card with his details on it, slips it into the stash box, and hands it to me.|
4. (US) money.
|‘Kitty Barrett’ in Life (1976) 52: I’m a stone dope fiend and a turned-out whore, / And I’ll beat a trick’s stash while he’s putting the key in the door.et al.|
|(con. 1920s) South of Heaven (1994) 24: Let’s have some stash, Tommy.|
|(con. early 1950s) L.A. Confidential 277: [He] paid his way through school with Dick’s stash.|
|Hard-Boiled (1995) 500: The safe [...] where I knew he kept his dope and bribery stash.‘Gravy Train’ in Pronzini & Adrian|
|Vinnie Got Blown Away 71: All of them millionaires in here. Every John got a stash outside.|
|(con. 1973) Johnny Porno 29: This badge [...] He’s dirty so there’s a hefty stash somewhere we don’t know.|
|Corruption Officer [ebk] cap. 50: I had no stash and nothing to show for it [i.e. criminality]. All of the things i did was for nothing.|
5. (orig. US, also stach) a hiding place.
|AS II:9 390: A stash is a hiding-place.‘Argot of the Vagabond’ in|
|‘Und. “Lingo” Brought Up-to-Date’ L.A. Times 8 Nov. K16: STASH: A hiding place for loot.|
|Und. Speaks n.p.: The stash, hide-out or rendezvous of criminals.|
|Criminal Sl. (rev. edn) 223: stach [...] stash A hiding place.|
|Walk on the Wild Side 152: He had as many stashes as a squirrel in October.|
|Manchild in the Promised Land (1969) 224: He wasn’t home or in his stash.|
|(con. 1950s) Whoreson 251: If I knew Tony he’d make a beeline for his money stash.|
|Guardian 18 Dec. 1/1: If Bashir’s stash of money were disclosed [...] it would change Sudanese public opinion .|
6. (drugs, also sach, stasch) a hiding place for drugs.
|Opium Addiction in Chicago.|
|AS XIII:3 191/2: stasch. Var. of sach. Probably a hybrid word resulting from a combination of sach or satch (from saturate) with cache. A concealed plant of narcotics, usually one which an addict keeps as a last resort in case of arrest.‘Argot of the Und. Narcotic Addict’ Pt 2 in|
|(con. 1948) Flee the Angry Strangers 440: Nobody suppose to know my stash, nobody.|
|Scene (1996) 11: I got another pair of works in the stash at home.|
|Panic in Needle Park (1971) 95: You can still always go back to the stash and get what’s left after you get out of jail.|
|Secrets of Harry Bright (1986) 171: Shaky Jim would invariably run to his stash and flush it all – maybe $500 worth of grass.|
|Crackhouse 151: stash location of one’s drug supply.|
|Trainspotting 222: Ah’m wishing thit she wid fuck off so ah kin git tae ma stash, cook up a shot and git a hit.|
|Indep. Rev. 12 May 5: Secret stashes and the theft of a doctor’s prescription pad.|
|Wire ser. 2 ep. 1 [TV script] I checked the stash. We way low.‘Ebb Tide’|
7. (drugs) a cache of any drug, esp. cannabis.
|Hiparama of the Classics 14: But the Cat right next to him, he’s a Benny Franklin Cat, he digs watchin’ his cash and coolin’ his stash.|
|Jones Men 148: He’s heard about all this good dope [...] and he’s looking to get a stash to take back home.|
|Snowblind (1978) 100: The difference between a one-ounce stash and a three kilo stash is the difference between some serious heat and some life imprisonment.|
|Runnin’ Down Some Lines 184: Some dude [...] take you money and you stash!|
|Newsweek 14 Dec. 60/2: The smokers ripping up the barracks floorboards to get at their stashes of el-primo no seed, no stem marijuana laid in at $50 the six-pound sandbag full.|
|Walking With Ghosts (2000) 181: He [...] accepted a couple of tokes from J.D.’s magic stash.|
|Ebonics Primer at www.dolemite.com [Internet] stash Definition: 1. the drugs one has.|
|Night Gardener 42: I just now bought my stash.|
|Life 388: She was convinced that someone had left a stash [...] She’d take the whole place apart looking for it.|
|Riptide Ultra-Glide 139: Make sure your stash is stashed. Nothing on your person except the jay in your hand.|
|Insidious Intent (2018) 48: ‘Maybe we’ll get lucky and find a stash of illegal drugs’.|
8. a place (to stay).
|Pulps (1970) 112/1: He barged into my stash [...] helped himself to a jorum of skee.‘Death’s Passport’ in Goodstone|
|Jives of Dr. Hepcat (1989) 4: The stash begins to rock, the band starts hopping, the real gone hits the floor and starts bopping.|
|Teen-Age Mafia 124: I found a real fancy stash where we can dig in as long as we like.|
|Horse Under Water (1976) 77: Just a little stash on East 12th at first.|
|Gumshoe (1998) 126: A dead man in my modest stash.|
(drugs) one who stands outside a window to catch drugs that are thrown out during a police raid .
|(con. 1982–6) Cocaine Kids (1990) 28: Chillie has hired the fourteen-year-old son of the building superintendent as a ‘catcher’ – he is on call to retrieve any cocaine thrown out of the window during a bust. [Ibid.] 52: With adequate backup – lookouts, guards, touts and stash catchers – Max says these operations are low risk.|
|Crackhouse 10: In New York City on any given day as many as 150,000 persons may be selling or helping to distribute – as runners, stash catchers, steerers, spotters – crack cocaine on the streets.|
(US drugs) a place where a drug dealer can store a cache of drugs; also attrib.
|Corner (1998) 22: Rent an apartment from one of the regular stash-house girls and [...] the bitch will blow profit up her nose.|
|Random Family 46: Renting a dealer a room for a mill was a better way to make money than renting out your apartment as a stash house.|
|? (Pronounced Que) [ebook] An old raggedy house [...] used as a stash house.|
|The Force [ebook] You and Russo walked into a stash house, the skels took off and there it is—money on the fucking floor.|
(drugs) a room, apartment or house where drugs are stored.
|‘CIA – Drugs and Campaign Fundraising’ in From the Wilderness July [Internet] Joe knew that the bodegas were being used to launder drug profits, as stash pads for drugs, as under-the-counter gun stores and as neighborhood pawn shops.|
see under make v. (1d)