1590s, anglicized spelling of French pronunciation of debauched "dissolute" (see debauch). Obsolete in England after mid-17c., retained in Scotland, and given a revival of sorts by Scott (1826), so that it turns up in 19c. literary works.
- debrancher deficiency limit dextrinosis
Examples from the Web for deboshed
Also, what Enright says to that deboshed stage driver for so doin'.Faro Nell and Her Friends|Alfred Henry Lewis
He was eloquent on the moral uplift of a simple, old-world life presented in its entirety to a deboshed civilisation.A Diversity of Creatures|Rudyard Kipling
"Deboshed" is a reminiscence of an essay of Lowell's on Reconstruction, in which he makes light of Southern claims to aristocracy.The Creed of the Old South 1865-1915|Basil L. Gildersleeve
The one part scared the virtuous, at the other the deboshed yawned.The Mountebank|William J. Locke
His appearance was that of a deboshed City clerk, as he was.The Ivory Gate, a new edition|Walter Besant