cosh


1cosh

noun \ˈkäsh\

: a small, heavy weapon that is shaped like a stick

Full Definition of COSH

chiefly British
:  a weighted weapon similar to a blackjack

Origin of COSH

perhaps from Romany kaš, kašt stick, piece of wood
First Known Use: 1869

2cosh

transitive verb

: to hit (someone) with a cosh

Full Definition of COSH

chiefly British
:  to strike or assault with or as if with a cosh

Examples of COSH

  1. He was coshed on the head.

First Known Use of COSH

1896

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