mosh

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Possibly an alteration or deformation of mash.

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mosh (third-person singular simple present moshes, present participle moshing, simple past and past participle moshed)

  1. (intransitive) To dance by intentionally jumping into and colliding with other, similarly behaving dancers, and performing other wild, aggressive, or spastic movements.
    • 2005 July 28, Kelefa Sanneh, “Heat, Good Cheer, Jagged Music and Even Some Melody”, New York Times
      From 9 in the morning (when It Dies Today played the lot) until 9 at night (when Ozzy Osbourne led Black Sabbath on the main stage), hardy fans cheered and moshed and staggered through a stifling but often exciting day.
  2. (transitive) To intentionally jump into and collide with another, similarly behaving dancer at a concert.

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