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

  • n. Chiefly British Foolish nonsense.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

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


Probably blend of trash and bosh.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Origin unknown. Possibly derived from tosheroon ("5 crowns"), therefore something of minimal worth. (Wiktionary)
Compare Old French tonce ("shorn, clipped") and English tonsure. (Wiktionary)



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