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tosh1

[tosh]
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noun Chiefly British Informal.
  1. nonsense; bosh.

Origin of tosh1

1890–95; perhaps blend of trash + bosh1

tosh2

[tosh]Scot.
verb (used with object)
  1. to make neat or tidy.
adjective
  1. neat; tidy.

Origin of tosh2

First recorded in 1770–80; origin uncertain
Related formstosh·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for tosh

tosh

noun
  1. slang, mainly British nonsense; rubbish

Word Origin

C19: of unknown origin
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Word Origin and History for tosh

adj.

"neat, clean, trim," 1776, Scottish, of unknown origin.

n.

"valuables collected from drains," 1852, London slang, of unknown origin.

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