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Princeton's WordNet

  1. baloney, boloney, bilgewater, bosh, drool, humbug, taradiddle, tarradiddle, tommyrot, tosh, twaddlenoun

    pretentious or silly talk or writing


  1. boshnoun

    A figure.

    to cut a bosh "to make a figure"

  2. boshinterjection

    An expression of speedy and satisfactory completion of a simple or straightforward task.

  3. Boshnoun

    A surname; glad tidings.

  4. Etymology: From boş. Entered into popular usage in English from the novels of James Justinian Morier.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Boshnoun

    figure; outline; show

  2. Boshnoun

    empty talk; contemptible nonsense; trash; humbug

  3. Boshnoun

    one of the sloping sides of the lower part of a blast furnace; also, one of the hollow iron or brick sides of the bed of a puddling or boiling furnace

  4. Boshnoun

    the lower part of a blast furnace, which slopes inward, or the widest space at the top of this part

  5. Boshnoun

    in forging and smelting, a trough in which tools and ingots are cooled

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Bosh

    bosh, n. used also as interj. nonsense, foolish talk or opinions. [Turk. bosh, worthless, frequent in Morier's popular novel Ayesha (1834).]

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  1. BOSH

    What does BOSH stand for? -- Explore the various meanings for the BOSH acronym on the Abbreviations.com website.

Etymology and Origins

  1. Bosh

    See “All Bosh.”

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. BOSH

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Bosh is ranked #30701 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Bosh surname appeared 759 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Bosh.

    84.5% or 642 total occurrences were White.
    6.9% or 53 total occurrences were Black.
    5.6% or 43 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1.8% or 14 total occurrences were of two or more races.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of bosh in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of bosh in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of bosh in a Sentence

  1. Pat Riley:

    Chris Bosh changed Chris Bosh life and basketball career when Chris Bosh came to Miami, and Chris Bosh changed our lives for the better, in a way we never would have imagined, when Chris Bosh joined the Miami Heat.

  2. Pat Riley:

    We will forever be indebted to CB for how Chris Bosh changed this team and led us to four trips to the NBA Finals and two NBA championships, chris Bosh is, without a doubt, one of the greatest players in the history of the franchise. The number.

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