Definition of basha in English:

basha

noun

  • An improvised shelter for one or a few soldiers.

    • ‘The basha was comfy and I had a good night's sleep.’
    • ‘Today's finishing schools are fringed in white sand and involve swilling out compost toilets and building bashas.’
    • ‘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.’

Origin

1920s (originally denoting a bamboo hut with a thatched roof): Assamese.

Pronunciation

basha

/ˈbaʃə/