Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • See kibosh.

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  • noun Alternative spelling of kibosh.

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Examples

  • Mad, bad and dangerous to knowSteven Fletcher appeared to kybosh his international career by text message in February when he refused a call-up to play for Scotland, after a prolonged brouhaha with manager Craig Levein.

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  • But who precisely are the officials in Brussels who have effectively put the kybosh on this proposal?

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  • It was he who put the kybosh on welfare "as we know it," who carried the deregulation of almost everything to absurd extremes, who rode "free trade" and other nostrums of global capitalism for all they are worth, and who, with a few well timed "humanitarian interventions," dispatched "the Vietnam syndrome" once and for all.

    Andrew Levine: Two Reaganite Presidents: Bill Clinton and Barack Obama

  • It was he who put the kybosh on welfare "as we know it," who carried the deregulation of almost everything to absurd extremes, who rode "free trade" and other nostrums of global capitalism for all they are worth, and who, with a few well timed "humanitarian interventions," dispatched "the Vietnam syndrome" once and for all.

    Andrew Levine: Two Reaganite Presidents: Bill Clinton and Barack Obama

  • It was he who put the kybosh on welfare "as we know it," who carried the deregulation of almost everything to absurd extremes, who rode "free trade" and other nostrums of global capitalism for all they are worth, and who, with a few well timed "humanitarian interventions," dispatched "the Vietnam syndrome" once and for all.

    Andrew Levine: Two Reaganite Presidents: Bill Clinton and Barack Obama

  • But who precisely are the officials in Brussels who have effectively put the kybosh on this proposal?

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  • It was he who put the kybosh on welfare "as we know it," who carried the deregulation of almost everything to absurd extremes, who rode "free trade" and other nostrums of global capitalism for all they are worth, and who, with a few well timed "humanitarian interventions," dispatched "the Vietnam syndrome" once and for all.

    Andrew Levine: Two Reaganite Presidents: Bill Clinton and Barack Obama

  • The same with ADL putting the kybosh on Tony Judt at the Polish Embassy, and AIPAC dumping on Chas Freeman.

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  • Which rather puts the kybosh on his assumed stance as a rejected outsider.

    The lure of the crank

  • The rapid reactions are learned and rehearsed (over and over again thru willful practice), and this learned reaction dances with the will towards a goal, and yet the will can kybosh the whole damn process at any moment, because the will is the ultimate overlord and presiding judge.

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  • The dictionaries seem to favour kibosh, although I think they regard this spelling as a variant.

    November 1, 2007

  • Definitely a variant, as it was used in James Joyce's Ulysses.

    January 12, 2008