Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Foolish nonsense.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Neat; trim.
  • noun A variant of tush.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Scot. Neat; trim.

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  • adjective Scotland neat; trim
  • noun chiefly UK Silly nonsense; twaddle, balderdash.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun pretentious or silly talk or writing

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Probably blend of trash and bosh.]

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Compare Old French tonce ("shorn, clipped") and English tonsure.

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Origin unknown. Possibly derived from tosheroon ("5 crowns"), therefore something of minimal worth.

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