Meaning of bosh in English:


Pronunciation /bɒʃ/

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mass noun informal
  • Nonsense; rubbish.

    • ‘that's a load of bosh’
    • ‘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.’’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘All the hyperbole about how sacred the right to filibuster judges is is just bosh.’
    • ‘She ridicules his pretensions and by extension the literary territory of the primitive exotic, pronouncing it all ‘pure artistic bosh and conceit’.’
    • ‘Some say it is better than Milton - but that is all bosh - nothing can be better than Milton.’
    • ‘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.’’
    • ‘‘Handshake Drugs’ is a meandering guitar ditty, with a shaggy-dog beat and some harmless piano bosh for window dressing.’
    prattle, chatter, twitter, babble, talk, prating, gabble, jabber, blether, rambling


Mid 19th century from Turkish boş ‘empty, worthless’.