Origin of kibosh
Examples from the Web for kibosh
But the Oscar put the kibosh on doubters; certainly nobody demanded a recount, save perhaps the four losers in his category.Many Faces and One of a Kind: The Creation of Robin Williams|Tom Shales|August 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But in April, a few months after she turned 40, she seemingly put the kibosh on any talk of plastic surgery.Portia de Rossi’s New Look Spooks ‘Arrested Development’ Fans|Nina Strochlic|May 29, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The sum total of these moves seem aimed at putting the kibosh on diplomacy.
If British regulators hadn't put the kibosh on the deal, their plan just might have worked.European Finance Ministers Talk Tough About Bank Bailouts. Does It Matter?|Megan McArdle|March 26, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Jaczko had largely put the kibosh on both, most significantly by ending research at Yucca Mountain.
Under any circumstances, said Shultz, this business seems to put the kibosh on our little plan.The New Boys at Oakdale|Morgan Scott
Kibosh had arranged all our seats, and it is the best thing I know of him.How Doth the Simple Spelling Bee|Owen Wister
Let the ink-slingers trot out their kibosh, and jest see 'ow flabby it falls.
Try another, young man; this is kibosh purtending to pass for a joke.
But what in creation was it that put the kibosh all over me like that?Boy Scouts on Hudson Bay|G. Harvey Ralphson
British Dictionary definitions for kibosh
Word Origin for kibosh
Word Origin and History for kibosh
1836, kye-bosk, in slang phrase put the kibosh on, of unknown origin, despite intense speculation. The earliest citation is in Dickens. Looks Yiddish, but origin in early 19c. English slang seems to argue against this. One candidate is Irish caip bháis, caipín báis "cap of death," sometimes said to be the black cap a judge would don when pronouncing a death sentence, but in other sources identified as a gruesome method of execution "employed by Brit. forces against 1798 insurgents" [Bernard Share, "Slanguage, A Dictionary of Irish Slang"]. Or it may somehow be connected with Turkish bosh (see bosh).
Idioms and Phrases with kibosh
see put the kibosh on.