One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Excellent; first-rate.‘the horse is in bosker shape’
- ‘"It's a bosker castle," she said, appreciatively regarding it.’
- ‘It's a bosker thirst-quencher. Give us another shandy, darling.’
- ‘After walking over the frost it was bosker and warm.’
- ‘They were bosker animals, sure enough.’
- ‘"There's a bosker cave a little way along," said Jim.’
- ‘I had letters and a bosker cake from Aunt Maud.’
- ‘She'd got this nice job as housemaid in this posh house and the money was bosker.’
- ‘It turned out a bosker day.’
- ‘I've got a bosker little kid — there's no need for me to get married again.’
- ‘The parks an' gardings is a bosker sight.’
Early 20th century: perhaps an alteration of bonzer.
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