AskDefine | Define bosh

Dictionary Definition

bosh n : pretentious or silly talk or writing [syn: baloney, boloney, bilgewater, drool, humbug, taradiddle, tarradiddle, tommyrot, tosh, twaddle]

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English

Pronunciation

  • bɒʃ
    Rhymes with: -ɒʃ

Etymology 1

From boş "empty", "unoccupied". Entered into popular usage in English from the novels of James Justinian Morier.

Noun

  1. nonsense
    • "That's bosh, I don't believe you."

Interjection

  1. An expression of disbelief or annoyance.

Etymology 2

From

Noun

  1. The lower part of a blast furnace, between the hearth and the stack.

Etymology 3

Unknown.

Noun

  1. In the context of "UK|particularly|Norfolk|slang|archaic": A figure.
    to cut a bosh — "to make a figure"

Interjection

  1. An expression of speedy and satisfactory completion of a simple or straightforward task.
Quotations

Homonyms

Romani

Noun

bosh

Romanian

Etymology

vide.

Adjective

vid

Extensive Definition

Bosh may refer to:
People:
Bosh may also refer to:
  • Nonsense (from )
  • Hard, fast Tech-house music. Originally championed by the likes of Eddie Halliwell
  • Bidirectional-streams over synchronous http, a transport protocol that emulates bidirectional connections using multiple synchronous HTTP request/response pairs, defined by XEP-0124
  • The nonsense and whimsical writings of Edward Lear, such as the Book of Bosh
  • A slang word meaning "hit"
  • A slang word meaning "sexual intercourse"
  • A common term used in the South Wales mining valleys for a Belfast sink usually found outside on the Bailey or in a skullery

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