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 ?
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.
My dear child," said du Bousquier at length, "I'm not to be taken in with such BOSH, not I
What a lot of bosh is talked about lovers," his comment ran.
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.
Mother says all those sentimental ideas are bosh and I expect they are.
How even such a banquet of bosh was got ready in the time remained a riddle.
Isn't your society capable of anything else but printing this prophetic bosh in blunt type on this filthy paper eh?
Now, don't ask me how I dare, father, because that's bosh.
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Bosh and her colleagues at MIT -- Jessica Ruprecht, Michael Person, and Amanda Gulbis -- have published their results in the journal Icarus.
Blocked Shots: 9 (Whiteside 3, Johnson 2, Andersen, Bosh, Chalmers, Haslem).