bosh


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bosh

 (bŏsh) Informal
n.
Nonsense.
interj.
Used to express disbelief or annoyance.

[Turkish boş, empty (popularized in English by its use in Ayesha, the Maid of Kars (1834), a novel set in the Near East by James Justinian Morier (1780-1849), British author); akin to Old Turkic boš, free, released.]

bosh

(bɒʃ)
n
informal empty or meaningless talk or opinions; nonsense
[C19: from Turkish boş empty]

bosh

(bɒʃ)
n
1. (Metallurgy) the lower tapering portion of a blast furnace, situated immediately above the air-inlet tuyères
2. (Metallurgy) the deposit of siliceous material that occurs on the surfaces of vessels in which copper is refined
3. (Metallurgy) a water tank for cooling glass-making tools, etc
4. dialect South Wales a kitchen sink or wash basin
[C17: probably from German; compare böschen to slope, Böschung slope]

bosh

(bɒʃ)

n.
nonsense.
[1830–35; < Turkish boş empty]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bosh - pretentious or silly talk or writingbosh - pretentious or silly talk or writing
hokum, meaninglessness, nonsense, nonsensicality, bunk - a message that seems to convey no meaning
jargon, lingo, patois, argot, vernacular, slang, cant - a characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves); "they don't speak our lingo"
Translations

bosh

[bɒʃ] Ntonterías fpl

bosh

n (dated inf)Quatsch m (inf), → Quark m (dated inf)
References in classic literature ?
They then fell upon each other's neck and wept scalding rills down each other's spine in token of their banishment to the Realm of Ineffable Bosh.
He spoke of me all the time, in the blandest way, as "this prodigious giant," and "this horrible sky-towering monster," and "this tusked and taloned man-devour- ing ogre", and everybody took in all this bosh in the naivest way, and never smiled or seemed to notice that there was any discrepancy between these watered statis- tics and me.
Mother says all those sentimental ideas are bosh and I expect they are.
Isn't your society capable of anything else but printing this prophetic bosh in blunt type on this filthy paper eh?
Why are you unmedical fellows always talking bosh about hypnotism?
What a lot of bosh is talked about lovers," his comment ran.
I've been in the gym, I can still play basketball," Bosh told&nbsp;Stephen A.
Bosh has played 13 seasons in the NBA and was a two-time NBA champion.
The more it drags on, the more it looks like the Heat don't expect Bosh back.
First, Durant missed and Bosh grabbed the rebound, calling time with 7.
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Together, MAG and BOSH will offer "tip to tail" services offering for intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance, able to support federal, international, and commercial customers worldwide with ISR training, operations, and sustainment support.