One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Something regarded as absurd; nonsense.‘I think it's a load of bosh’as exclamation ‘bosh! You don't want to go with us’
prattle, chatter, twitter, babble, talk, prating, gabble, jabber, blether, ramblingView synonyms
- ‘With such bosh was Mr. Robbins attempting to argue that President Bush went to war, with the help of Strauss-loving elites, merely to secure his re-election.’
- ‘That's bosh and hokum, and it does a disservice to the people.’
- ‘‘We know how they are going to play - everything is big bosh - long throws everywhere, the ball just goes into the box.’’
- ‘‘Handshake Drugs’ is a meandering guitar ditty, with a shaggy-dog beat and some harmless piano bosh for window dressing.’
- ‘The thing is, the one day you bosh it, there could have been a really big promoter there and you have just kissed the dream goodbye.’
- ‘She ridicules his pretensions and by extension the literary territory of the primitive exotic, pronouncing it all ‘pure artistic bosh and conceit’.’
- ‘All the hyperbole about how sacred the right to filibuster judges is is just bosh.’
- ‘Despite his aversion to literary pretension, Parks has translated the Italian writer, who is more surely a purveyor of bosh than Rushdie ever will be.’
- ‘As King said, ‘When I speak of love I am not speaking of some sentimental and weak response which is little more than emotional bosh.’’
- ‘Some say it is better than Milton - but that is all bosh - nothing can be better than Milton.’
Mid 19th century: from Turkish boş ‘empty, worthless’.
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