caboshed

adjective

ca·​boshed
kəˈbäsht
variants or less commonly cabossed
-äst
or caboched
-äsht
heraldry
: borne affronté without the neck showing
used of an animal's head

Word History

Etymology

from past participle of obsolete caboche to behead (a deer) close behind the horns, from Middle English cabochen, from Old North French caboche head

First Known Use

1530, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of caboshed was in 1530

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“Caboshed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/caboshed. Accessed 30 May. 2024.

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