tosh

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English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Tosher: the name given to someone who scavenged in sewers, especially in Victorian Britain. Tosh was what a tosher threw away.

Noun[edit]

tosh (uncountable)

  1. (chiefly UK) Silly nonsense; twaddle, balderdash.
    • 1911, H. G. Wells, The New Machiavelli, ch. 5,
      Perhaps it helped a man into Parliament, Parliament still being a confused retrogressive corner in the world where lawyers and suchlike sheltered themselves from the onslaughts of common-sense behind a fog of Latin and Greek and twaddle and tosh.
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Etymology 2[edit]

Compare Old French tonce (shorn, clipped) and English tonsure.

Adjective[edit]

tosh (comparative more tosh, superlative most tosh)

  1. (Scotland) neat; trim
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Jamieson to this entry?)

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.

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Uzbek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Turkic *diāĺ

Noun[edit]

tosh (plural toshlar)

  1. stone (small piece of stone)