mosh

[ mosh ]
/ mɒʃ /
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verb (used without object) Slang.

to engage in a form of frenzied, violent dancing; slam-dance.

Nearby words

  1. moses, grandma,
  2. moses, robert,
  3. moses-in-the-cradle,
  4. mosey,
  5. mosfet,
  6. mosh pit,
  7. moshav,
  8. mosher,
  9. moshesh,
  10. moshi

Origin of mosh

1980–85; perhaps variant of mash1

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British Dictionary definitions for moshing

mosh

/ (mɒʃ) /

noun

a type of dance, performed to loud rock music, in which people throw themselves about in a frantic and violent manner

verb

(intr) to dance in this manner

Word Origin for mosh

C20: of uncertain origin

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Word Origin and History for moshing

mosh

v.

"to dance (with a certain amount of violence) to metal music in a tightly packed arena," 1987, perhaps a variant of mash. Related: Mosh pit.

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