One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
An improvised shelter for one or a few soldiers.
- ‘Today's finishing schools are fringed in white sand and involve swilling out compost toilets and building bashas.’
- ‘The basha was comfy and I had a good night's sleep.’
- ‘A basha is more covert, than a tent; mainly due to it being camouflage pattern, but also as it is much lower to the ground and can be set up in places that a tent would not have enough room for.’
1920s (originally denoting a bamboo hut with a thatched roof): Assamese.
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