What Does STASHING Mean?

STASHING means "to hide a romantic interest from your friends and family." The act of STASHING a love interest has been happening for decades. The verb to STASH is a recent developement in internet slang.

Someone who is STASHING is reaping the many benefits of dating, but refusing to acknowledge their relationship to the world. A STASHER is either embarrassed of the relationship or they view their partner as temporary or replaceable.

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When I write STASHING, I mean this: meaning of STASHING [A STASHER hides their relationship from their friends and family.]

Summary of Key Points

"to hide a romantic interest from your friends and family" is the most common definition for STASHING on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Definition:to hide a romantic interest from your friends and family
Type:Slang Word (Jargon)
4: Difficult to guess
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers


Examples of STASHING in Sentences

Here are examples of STASHING being used in conversations:
  • Tony: Lana keeps asking to meet my parents.
  • Jordan: Why don't you take her? Are you STASHING her?
  • Tony: I think I'm being STASHED.
  • Jordan: You guys have zero pictures together.

An Academic Look at STASHING

STASHING is typically used as a verb (i.e. a doing word). For example:
  • I keep making excuses to avoid Jacob meeting my friends. Does that means I'm STASHING him?
  • (Here, STASHING is being used as a verb.)

Example of STASHING Used in a Text


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