One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Humorous. = "chaos". Usually in "state of choss". Now somewhat dated.
2Rock Climbing and Mountaineering. Friable, crumbly, or loose rock, typically considered unsafe or unpleasant to climb.
1930s; earliest use found in Margaret Mitchell (1900–1949), novelist. Representing a colloquial or humorous pronunciation of chaos.
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