from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Nonsense.
- interj. Used to express disbelief or annoyance.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Nonsense.
- interj. An expression of disbelief or annoyance.
- n. The lower part of a blast furnace, between the hearth and the stack.
- n. A figure.
- interj. An expression of speedy and satisfactory completion of a simple or straightforward task.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Figure; outline; show.
- n. Empty talk; contemptible nonsense; trash; humbug.
- n. 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.
- n. The lower part of a blast furnace, which slopes inward, or the widest space at the top of this part.
- n. In forging and smelting, a trough in which tools and ingots are cooled.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A rough sketch; an outline; a figure.
- To cut a figure; make a show.
- n. Utter nonsense; absurd or foolish talk or opinions; stuff; trash.
- To make bosh or nonsense of; treat as bosh; spoil; humbug.
- n. See boshes.
- n. A trough in which bloomery tools (or, in copper-smelting, hot ingots) are cooled.
- n. A kind of imitation butter; butterine: a trade-name in England.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. pretentious or silly talk or writing
Turkish boş, empty.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Turkish boş ("empty, unoccupied"). Entered into popular usage in English from the novels of James Justinian Morier. (Wiktionary)
From German (Wiktionary)