noun Etymology: Turkish boş empty Date: 1834 foolish talk or activity ; nonsense — often used interjectionally

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  • Bosh — may refer to several things:People*Chris Bosh, professional basketball player *Bosh Pritchard (1919), former NFL running back *The Dutch painter Hieronymus BoschTechnology* BOSH Bidirectional streams Over Synchronous HTTP (BOSH) a transport… …   Wikipedia

  • bosh — bosh·er; bosh; ki·bosh; bosh·bok; bosh·ter; bosh·vark; …   English syllables

  • bosh — [bɔʃ US ba:ʃ] n [U] especially BrE old fashioned [Date: 1800 1900; : Turkish; Origin: bos empty, useless ] something that you think is silly, not good, or not true ▪ He thinks modern art is bosh. >bosh interjection …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Bosh — Bosh, n. [Cf. G. posse joke, trifle; It. bozzo a rough stone, bozzetto a rough sketch, s bozzo a rough draught, sketch.] Figure; outline; show. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bosh — Bosh, n. [Turk.] Empty talk; contemptible nonsense; trash; humbug. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bosh — Bosh, n.; pl. {Boshes}. [Cf. G. b[ o]schung a slope.] [1913 Webster] 1. One of the sloping sides of the lower part of a blast furnace; also, one of the hollow iron or brick sides of the bed of a puddling or boiling furnace. [1913 Webster] 2. pl.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bosh — Bosh. См. Заплечики. (Источник: «Металлы и сплавы. Справочник.» Под редакцией Ю.П. Солнцева; НПО Профессионал , НПО Мир и семья ; Санкт Петербург, 2003 г.) …   Словарь металлургических терминов

  • bosh — empty talk, nonsense, 1834, from Turkish, lit. empty. Introduced in Ayesha, popular romance novel by J.J. Morier (1780 1849) …   Etymology dictionary

  • bosh — ► NOUN informal ▪ nonsense. ORIGIN from Turkish bos empty, worthless …   English terms dictionary

  • bosh — bosh1 [bäsh] n., interj. [Turk, empty] Informal nonsense bosh2 [bäsh] n. [< ? Ger böschung, slope] 1. the lower part of the shaft of a blast furnace, where the walls begin to slope 2. a trough used in forging and smelting for cooling hot metal …   English World dictionary

  • Bosh — Chris Bosh Chris Bosh …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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