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. For one of these accursed creatures was the First of January, and the other the Twenty-fifth of December.
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.
Bosh! Let her rest in peace, God bless her!" says the trooper.
(Cries of "Bosh!" "Prove it!" "How do YOU know?" "Question!") "How do I know, you ask me?
"Bosh and nonsense, man." This time Sheldon had lost his temper over the superficial aspects of the situation.
"Bosh!" went on Mr Vladimir, without raising his voice.
People say that Tahoe means "Silver Lake"--"Limpid Water"--"Falling Leaf." Bosh. It means grasshopper soup, the favorite dish of the Digger tribe,--and of the Pi-utes as well.
"Why are you unmedical fellows always talking bosh about hypnotism?" cried the doctor.
When you want to get revenge on a woman you don't kill her -- bosh! you go for her looks.
"What a lot of bosh is talked about lovers," his comment ran.
"Rot and bosh! That's what they told us when we were kids.