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

  • n. Chiefly British Foolish nonsense.

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  • n. Silly nonsense; twaddle, balderdash.
  • adj. neat; trim

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Neat; trim.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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

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

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

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

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