josh

[ josh ]
/ dʒɒʃ /

verb (used with or without object)

to chaff; banter in a teasing way.

noun

good-natured banter.

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Origin of josh

An Americanism dating back to 1835–45; of obscure origin

OTHER WORDS FROM josh

josher, noun

Definition for josh (2 of 3)

Josh
[ josh ]
/ dʒɒʃ /

noun

a male given name, form of Joshua.

Definition for josh (3 of 3)

Josh.

abbreviation Bible.

Joshua.
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British Dictionary definitions for josh (1 of 2)

josh
/ (dʒɒʃ) slang /

verb

to tease (someone) in a bantering way

noun

a teasing or bantering joke

Derived forms of josh

josher, noun

Word Origin for josh

C19: perhaps from joke, influenced by bosh 1

British Dictionary definitions for josh (2 of 2)

Josh.
/ Bible /

abbreviation for

Joshua
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