A new supply of money. "We're stepping out and hustle (steal) some fresh today. Gotta get off the nut (out of debt)."

- american underworld dictionary - 1950

Fresh (?), a. [Compar. Fresher (); superl. Freshest.] [OE. fresch, AS. fersc; akin to D. versch, G. frisch, OHG. frisc, Sw. frisk, Dan. frisk, fersk, Icel. frskr frisky, brisk, ferskr fresh; cf. It. fresco, OF. fres, freis, fem. freske, fresche, F. frais, fem. frache, which are of German origin. Cf. Fraischeur, Fresco, Frisk.]

1.

Possessed of original life and vigor; new and strong; unimpaired; sound.

2.

New; original; additional.

"Fear of fresh mistakes."

Sir W. Scott.

A fresh pleasure in every fresh posture of the limbs. Landor.

3.

Lately produced, gathered, or prepared for market; not stale; not dried or preserved; not wilted, faded, or tainted; in good condition; as, fresh vegetables, flowers, eggs, meat, fruit, etc.; recently made or obtained; occurring again; repeated; as, a fresh supply of goods; fresh tea, raisins, etc.; lately come or made public; as, fresh news; recently taken from a well or spring; as, fresh water.

4.

Youthful; florid; as, these fresh nymphs.

Shak.

5.

In a raw, green, or untried state; uncultivated; uncultured; unpracticed; as, a fresh hand on a ship.

6.

Renewed in vigor, alacrity, or readiness for action; as, fresh for a combat; hence, tending to renew in vigor; rather strong; cool or brisk; as, a fresh wind.

7.

Not salt; as, fresh water, in distinction from that which is from the sea, or brackish; fresh meat, in distinction from that which is pickled or salted.

Fresh breeze Naut., a breeze between a moderate and a strong breeze; one blowinq about twenty miles an hour. -- Fresh gale, a gale blowing about forty-five miles an hour. -- Fresh way Naut., increased speed.

Syn. -- Sound; unimpaired; recent; unfaded: ruddy; florid; sweet; good: inexperienced; unpracticed: unused; lively; vigorous; strong.

 

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Fresh, n.; pl. Freshes ().

1.

A stream or spring of fresh water.

He shall drink naught but brine; for I'll not show him Where the quick freshes are. Shak.

2.

A flood; a freshet.

[Prov. Eng.]

Halliwell.

3.

The mingling of fresh water with salt in rivers or bays, as by means of a flood of fresh water flowing toward or into the sea.

Beverly.

 

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Fresh, v. t.

To refresh; to freshen.

[Obs.]

Rom. of R.

 

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