Definitions

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  • n. Alternative spelling of kibosh.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • See kibosh.

Etymologies

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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.

    Wolverhampton Wanderers Premier League 2011-12 team guide

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

    A Painful Lesson From A Brussels Vet

  • 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.

    Oren Won’t Go To The J Street Confab | ATTACKERMAN

  • 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.

    A Third Choice (ID Hypothesis)

  • Initially it was thought that the pits were associated with food preparation, but the absence of animal remains rather put the kybosh on this and so other explanations have been sought.

    Official: The Irish 'Smashed for 3500 Years'

  • I am also troubled by the unhappy spectacle of the Conservative party ganging up with such obnoxious chums as Scottish Labour and the LibDems to put the kybosh on a referendum.

    Referendum News (Scotland Branch)

  • It was information about a change in chefs and ownership of a wine bar that he sought and the answer was enough to put the kybosh on that particular place for the moment.

    At My Table

  • Can we put a kybosh on linking to examples of conservative dumbassery?

    Think Progress » Thomas attacks Stevens in Hamdan opinion.

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

    January 12, 2008

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

    November 1, 2007