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[DJE "In common use in Jamaica where throw, fling and other words would be preferred elsewhere] v.

1. to throw: 1895 She dash anudder hegg (Edwards 100). (Gen.)

2. to throw a person down in wrestling: 1936 Wen you grab d' ball sumbuddy dash you down (Dupuch 75). cf. PLAY DASHING (Eleu., Mayag.)

Tags: game, verb

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Last update: 2012-01-17 09:14
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.2

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Comment of Deangela Delancey :
I’ve had an opportunity to interview someone because I didn’t know the meaning of the word “dash”. She is from Nassau Bahamas and is 51 years old. I asked her if she was familiar with the term dash and she said “yes”. She referred to it “as throwing another person down while playing wrestling”. Also, she said “children from ages 5-8 would play dashing”. Additionally, she said “sometimes, children play dash on the bed or grass”. Furthermore, she said “as a child growing up on the island I’ve heard the word dash numerous of times, children would say boy I’ll dash you on this bed!”
Added at: 2013-09-19 06:05