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bosh (bosh) noun, interjection
[From Turkish bos (empty). The term was popularized in English by its use in the novels of James J. Morier (1780-1849).]
The lower sloping part of a blast furnace, between hearth and stack.
[Apparently from German.]
"'I was a flop in movies,' Mary Martin once told me. Bosh! She was
rewriting history. Martin made a dozen Hollywood musicals, all
successful, before decamping to Broadway fame."
"The Advertising Standards Authority say it's OK to call Germans
'Krauts'. The Mirror disagrees and will not be using this obviously
offensive term to describe our German friends."
This week's theme: words borrowed from other languages.
Culture of the mind must be subservient to the heart. -Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948)