josh

[ josh ]
/ dʒɒʃ /

verb (used with or without object)

to chaff; banter in a teasing way.

noun

good-natured banter.

Origin of josh

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

Related forms

josh·er, noun
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josh

/ (dʒɒʃ) slang /

verb

to tease (someone) in a bantering way

noun

a teasing or bantering joke

Derived Forms

josher, noun

Word Origin for josh

C19: perhaps from joke, influenced by bosh 1
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