bosh


bosh

bosh 1[bosh] ExamplesWord Origin See more synonyms for bosh on Thesaurus.com noun

  1. absurd or foolish talk; nonsense.

Origin of bosh 1 1830–35; Turkish boş empty; popularized from its use in the novel Ayesha (1834) by British author James J. Morier (1780–1849) bosh 2[bosh] noun Metallurgy.

  1. the section of a blast furnace between the hearth and the stack, having the form of a frustum of an inverted cone.

Origin of bosh 2 1670–80; probably German; akin to German böschen to slope, Böschung slope, scarp Related Words for bosh drivel, gibberish, hogwash, garbage, bunk, baloney, bilge, hooey, poppycock, bull, balderdash, trash, BS, bosh, jargon, crock, claptrap, rot, tripe, rigmarole Examples from the Web for bosh Contemporary Examples of bosh

  • “Somebody had to break the ice,” Bosh, whose own sexuality has been questioned in recent years, says.

    Miami’s Chris Bosh Goes High Fashion

    Justin Jones

    August 13, 2014

  • And just as the NBA and WNBA continue to develop as open-minded sports leagues, Bosh plans to develop even further as a designer.

    Miami’s Chris Bosh Goes High Fashion

    Justin Jones

    August 13, 2014

  • But in New York this week, Bosh said he had to take a step back from basketball and simply take in his surroundings.

    Chris Bosh On the NBA Star-Studded New York City Fundraiser for Obama

    Allison Samuels

    August 24, 2012

  • But the tasty meal of steak, lobster, and shrimp was only the beginning of a night to remember for Bosh and company.

    Chris Bosh On the NBA Star-Studded New York City Fundraiser for Obama

    Allison Samuels

    August 24, 2012

  • But after few rounds of simply making baskets, the game turned a tad more serious, Bosh says.

    Chris Bosh On the NBA Star-Studded New York City Fundraiser for Obama

    Allison Samuels

    August 24, 2012

  • Historical Examples of bosh

  • “What a lot of bosh is talked about lovers,” his comment ran.

    Dust

    Mr. and Mrs. Haldeman-Julius

  • This stupendous mass of bosh could not have been produced unless there were a demand for it.

    The Curse of Education

    Harold E. Gorst

  • That talk about me trying to get you out of Illington, Blaine, is all bosh, and you know it.

    The Crevice

    William John Burns and Isabel Ostrander

  • How even such a banquet of bosh was got ready in the time remained a riddle.

    The Innocence of Father Brown

    G. K. Chesterton

  • If my reader finds this bosh and abracadabra, all right for him.

    Fantasia of the Unconscious

    D. H. Lawrence

  • British Dictionary definitions for bosh bosh 1 noun

    1. informal empty or meaningless talk or opinions; nonsense

    Word Origin for bosh C19: from Turkish boş empty bosh 2 noun

    1. the lower tapering portion of a blast furnace, situated immediately above the air-inlet tuyères
    2. the deposit of siliceous material that occurs on the surfaces of vessels in which copper is refined
    3. a water tank for cooling glass-making tools, etc
    4. South Wales dialect a kitchen sink or wash basin

    Word Origin for bosh C17: probably from German; compare böschen to slope, Böschung slope Word Origin and History for bosh n.

    “empty talk, nonsense,” 1834, from Turkish, literally “empty.” Introduced in “Ayesha,” popular romance novel by J.J. Morier (1780-1849).

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