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bosh1

[bosh] /bɒʃ/
noun
1.
absurd or foolish talk; nonsense.
Origin
1830-1835
1830-35; < Turkish boş empty; popularized from its use in the novel Ayesha (1834) by British author James J. Morier (1780-1849)

bosh2

[bosh] /bɒʃ/
noun, Metallurgy
1.
the section of a blast furnace between the hearth and the stack, having the form of a frustum of an inverted cone.
Origin
1670-80; probably < German; akin to German böschen to slope, Böschung slope, scarp
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British Dictionary definitions for boshes

bosh1

/bɒʃ/
noun
1.
(informal) empty or meaningless talk or opinions; nonsense
Word Origin
C19: from Turkish boş empty

bosh2

/bɒʃ/
noun
1.
the lower tapering portion of a blast furnace, situated immediately above the air-inlet tuyères
2.
the deposit of siliceous material that occurs on the surfaces of vessels in which copper is refined
3.
a water tank for cooling glass-making tools, etc
4.
(South Wales, dialect) a kitchen sink or wash basin
Word Origin
C17: probably from German; compare böschen to slope, Böschung slope
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Word Origin and History for boshes

bosh

n.

"empty talk, nonsense," 1834, from Turkish, literally "empty." Introduced in "Ayesha," popular romance novel by J.J. Morier (1780-1849).

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Slang definitions & phrases for boshes

bosh

noun

Nonsense; poppycock; bullshit

[1830s+; apparently fr Turkish, ''empty,'' popularized by an 1834 British novel]


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