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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
tosh
noun
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ As a concept album, it's remarkably low on conceptual tosh.
▪ However, it is artistically total tosh and merely a vehicle for an imagination nowhere close to reaching puberty.
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Tosh

Tosh \Tosh\, a. [Cf. OF. tonce shorn, clipped, and E. tonsure.] Neat; trim. [Scot.]
--Jomieson.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
tosh

"neat, clean, trim," 1776, Scottish, of unknown origin.

tosh

"valuables collected from drains," 1852, London slang, of unknown origin.

Wiktionary
tosh

Etymology 1 alt. 1 (context British obsolete slang uncountable English) copper; items made of copper 2 (context chiefly British uncommon slang uncountable English) valuables retrieved from sewers and drains 3 (context chiefly British slang uncountable English) rubbish, trash, (context now English) especially in the sense of nonsense, bosh, balderdash 4 (context UK archaic school slang countable English) A bath or foot pan 5 (context cricket slang disparaging uncountable English) easy bowling 6 (context UK jocular slang uncountable English) ''Used as a form of address''. n. 1 (context British obsolete slang uncountable English) copper; items made of copper 2 (context chiefly British uncommon slang uncountable English) valuables retrieved from sewers and drains 3 (context chiefly British slang uncountable English) rubbish, trash, (context now English) especially in the sense of nonsense, bosh, balderdash 4 (context UK archaic school slang countable English) A bath or foot pan 5 (context cricket slang disparaging uncountable English) easy bowling 6 (context UK jocular slang uncountable English) ''Used as a form of address''. vb. 1 (context British obsolete slang English) To steal copper, particularly from ship hulls 2 (context chiefly British uncommon slang English) To search for valuables in sewers 3 (context UK archaic school slang English) To use a tosh-pan, either to wash, to splash, or to "bath" Etymology 2

  1. 1 (context Scotland obsolete English) tight. 2 (context Scotland English) neat, clean; tidy, trim. 3 (context Scotland English) comfortable, agreeable; friendly, intimate. adv. (context Scotland English) toshly: neatly, tidily v

  2. (context Scotland English) To make ‘tosh’: to tidy, to trim. Etymology 3

    alt. 1 (context British obsolete slang countable English) A half-crown coin; its value 2 (context British obsolete slang countable English) A crown coin; its value 3 (context British archaic slang uncountable English) Any money, particularly pre-decimalization British coinage n. 1 (context British obsolete slang countable English) A half-crown coin; its value 2 (context British obsolete slang countable English) A crown coin; its value 3 (context British archaic slang uncountable English) Any money, particularly pre-decimalization British coinage

WordNet
tosh

n. pretentious or silly talk or writing [syn: baloney, boloney, bilgewater, bosh, drool, humbug, taradiddle, tarradiddle, tommyrot, twaddle]

Wikipedia
Tosh (Hasidic dynasty)

Tosh (also "Tash"; Hebrew/ Yiddish: טאהש) is a Hasidic dynasty originating in Nyirtass, Hungary. Today it is based in Kiryas Tosh, Quebec, Canada, outside Boisbriand, Quebec, a suburb of Montreal. The current leader is Grand Rabbi Elimelch Segal-Loewy, who succeeded his late father Meshulim Feish Lowy upon the latter's death on 12 August 2015. Tosher Hasidim have synagogues in the United States in Boro Park, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, Kiryas Joel, and Monsey, as well as in Montreal and in London, England.

Tosh

Tosh may refer to:

Tosh (song)

"Tosh" is a single by the English electronic music band Fluke. Eventually released on the album Oto, the track was the second of two singles released by Fluke in 1995.

In addition to the versions listed on this page a VHS promotional video release was created.

Tosh (surname)

Tosh is a surname, and may refer to:

  • Andrew Tosh (born 1967), reggae singer and the son of the late Peter Tosh
  • Bert Tosh, Irish historian
  • Daniel Tosh (born 1975), stand-up comedian and TV host of the show Tosh.0
  • Donald Tosh, BBC screenwriter
  • Dwight Tosh (born c. 1948), American politician
  • George Tosh (1813–1900), Scottish engineer and metallurgist
  • John Tosh, British historian and Professor of History at Roehampton University
  • Murray Tosh (born 1950), Scottish Conservative and Unionist politician
  • Paul Tosh (born 1973), Scottish association football player
  • Peter Tosh (1944–1987), Jamaican reggae musician and core member of the band The Wailers
  • Steve Tosh (born 1973), professional association footballer
  • Stuart Tosh (born 1951), drummer, songwriter and vocalist

Usage examples of "tosh".

And then, just before the first chukka of the game, Hanuman li Tosh appeared at the far end of the huge arena.

He gazed at the black-handled knife waiting on a black rock, and he remembered that he hated Hanuman li Tosh for inflicting a wound in him that could never be healed.

No wonder Sutton, whose father had been a tosher and knew all the waterways large and small, was now frightened by the vast steam engines that shook the ground, and by the knowledge that men were digging, shoveling, and moving earth, disturbing what was settled.

They were dressed in the usual tosher gear: high rubber boots, hat, and harness.

One day, in a week, or a month, some tosher would find their bones, picked clean by rats.

Then Crow went up again with bodies, and Monk found himself beside a barrel-chested navvy and a tosher with a broken front tooth that made his breath whistle as he heaved and dug.

They were a devoted family and Leslie and Basil were said to be particularly concerned when their brother Peter was seen by several witnesses kneeling in the street outside a pub called the Old Justice beside the blood-stained body of an East End character known as Tosher MacBride.

I came out of the Old Justice pub that night I see Tosher on the pavement and Petey Delgardo was kneeling beside him.

Mr Delgardo let go of Tosher, of that good man Mr MacBride, ran to his car and got into it ?

So that rainy night, outside the Old Justice pub in Stepney, Mr X waited for Tosher, waited with this knife and, when he saw his unfaithful servant come out of the shadows, he stabbed.

The sad Li Tosh, the anguished Sonderval grieving for Delora wi Towt, Soli with his death-ruined eyes and silent face-almost all the pilots agreed we must call a truce.

But Tosh had only met the ollave through Abernaci, and told Stewart nothing else that was new.

Archembault Abernaci stopped fussing with his cages in the outer reaches of the chateau gardens and retired to the town lodging he shared with his assistants, several bears and the saltimbanque Tosh.

For the chasm was bridged already by the stout cable put there a week before by the saltimbanque Tosh, down which he slid, torches flaming, to the cheers of the crowd.

I began by suggesting names like Porker, Tosh, Bugge, Spiffkins—the obvious sort.