kibosh

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Etymology[edit]

Unknown. Possibilities include:

Compare bosh (nonsense).

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Noun[edit]

kibosh (uncountable)

  1. (dated) Nonsense, bosh. [19th c.]
    • (Can we find and add a quotation of Dickens to this entry?)
  2. (slang) A checking or restraining element. Only used in put the kibosh on.

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