mosh

[mosh]
verb (used without object) Slang.
to engage in a form of frenzied, violent dancing; slam-dance.

Origin:
1980–85; perhaps variant of mash1

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mosh (mɒʃ)
 
n
1.  a type of dance, performed to loud rock music, in which people throw themselves about in a frantic and violent manner
 
vb
2.  (intr) to dance in this manner
 
[C20: of uncertain origin]

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mosh
"to dance (with a certain amount of violence) to metal music in a tightly packed arena," 1987, perhaps a variant of mash.
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Example sentences
Within minutes of arriving, they turn the living room of their spacious rented house into a roaring mosh pit.
Daydreaming about rock groupies tumbling into a receptive mosh pit.
Flannel-clad fans expecting a mosh pit might be disappointed.
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