Definition of bash noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//bæʃ//
    ; NAmE NAmE//bæʃ//
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  1. 1a hard hit He gave Mike a bash on the nose.
  2. 2a large party or celebration a birthday bash She gave a big 40th birthday bash for her husband. a Fourth of July bash for 1 500 guests
  3. Word Originmid 17th cent. (as a verb): imitative, perhaps a blend of bang and smash, dash, etc.Extra examples She got a bash on the head. They’re throwing a big bash to celebrate their anniversary. He gave Ted a bash on the nose. Journalists were refused access to the actor’s star-studded birthday bash at a Beverly Hills hotel. The all-night bash will have three separate arenas showcasing a variety of new acts.Idioms
    have a bash (at something)
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    (British English, informal) to try to do something, especially when you are not sure if you will succeed I'm not sure I'll be any good but I'll have a bash.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: bash