bosh

1
[ bosh ]
/ bɒʃ /

noun

absurd or foolish talk; nonsense.

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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)

Definition for bosh (2 of 2)

bosh2
[ bosh ]
/ bɒʃ /

noun Metallurgy.

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
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British Dictionary definitions for bosh (1 of 2)

bosh1
/ (bɒʃ) /

noun

informal empty or meaningless talk or opinions; nonsense

Word Origin for bosh

C19: from Turkish boş empty

British Dictionary definitions for bosh (2 of 2)

bosh2
/ (bɒʃ) /

noun

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

Word Origin for bosh

C17: probably from German; compare böschen to slope, Böschung slope
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