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



BrE BrE//ˈhæʃiːʃ//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈhæʃiːʃ//
; BrE BrE//hæˈʃiːʃ//
; NAmE NAmE//hæˈʃiːʃ//
(informal hash) [uncountable] Addiction
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a drug made from the resin of the hemp plant, which gives a feeling of being relaxed when it is smoked or chewed. Use of the drug is illegal in many countries. synonym cannabis See related entries: Addiction Word Originlate 16th cent.: from Arabic ḥašīš ‘dry herb, powdered hemp leaves’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: hashish