- to engage in a form of frenzied, violent dancing; slam-dance.
Origin of mosh
1980–85; perhaps variant of mash1
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- a type of dance, performed to loud rock music, in which people throw themselves about in a frantic and violent manner
- (intr) to dance in this manner
C20: of uncertain origin
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Word Origin and History for moshing
"to dance (with a certain amount of violence) to metal music in a tightly packed arena," 1987, perhaps a variant of mash. Related: Mosh pit.
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