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#106392 - 06/24/03 06:22 PM kibosh
I haven't heard this word for a long time. Wow and BYB used it a year ago, but it was not defined. For discussion see:
#106393 - 06/24/03 11:47 PM Re: kibosh
Loc: Oregon, USA
My husband uses kibosh frequently, but pronounces it KYE-bosh. (He grew up in Pennsylvania and New York states).
I grew up in California and have always heard it pronounced kah-BOSH. To squelch or put a curse on something?
Unexpected thundershowers put the kibosh on our plans to swim the lake.
#106394 - 06/25/03 03:33 AM Re: kibosh
I've always heard it as 'kyebosh'. Dr Bill's link to Quinion has some interesting history and speculation. Apparently the word was first used here in London and appears in a work by Dickens.
#106395 - 05/28/04 10:35 AM Re: kibosh
Loc: this too shall pass
M-W puts the kibosh on both the Yiddish and Irish notions of derivation here: http://www.m-w.com/cgi-bin/mwwod.pl
#106396 - 07/13/05 09:40 PM Re: kibosh
did someone put the kibosh on posting down here?
I've always said KYE-bosh, too..._________________________
formerly known as etaoin...
#106397 - 07/16/05 05:38 PM Re: kibosh
> posting down here
At least the air's cleaner with no obvious iggrification ~ there's no-one putting the kibosh on every thread in sight!
#106398 - 07/16/05 06:17 PM Re: iggrification
Loc: lower upstate New York
ha, mav! GMTA. :-x
#106399 - 07/16/05 06:56 PM Re: kibosh
> At least the air's cleaner with no obvious iggrification
'twas my very thought...
formerly known as etaoin...
#106400 - 07/22/05 11:56 AM Re: kibosh
Yeah, kinda nice down here below the fold...
I've heard both kah-BOSH and KYE-bosh. Grew up and still live in Ohio._________________________
What sane person could live in this world and not be crazy? -Ursula K. Le Guin, author (1929- )
#106401 - 08/15/05 05:12 PM Re: kibosh
Loc: Worcester, MA
New York City here, as least formative-years-wise. (Upper Bronx, at that.) Definitely KYE-bosh.
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