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cosh

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noun \ˈkäsh\

Definition of cosh

chiefly British

  1. :  a weighted weapon similar to a blackjack

Origin and Etymology of cosh

perhaps from Romany kaš, kašt stick, piece of wood


First Known Use: 1869


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cosh

verb

Definition of cosh

chiefly British

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to strike or assault with or as if with a cosh

Examples of cosh in a sentence

  1. He was coshed on the head.

1896

First Known Use of cosh

1896



COSH Defined for English Language Learners

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cosh

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noun \ˈkäsh\

Definition of cosh for English Language Learners

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


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cosh

verb

Definition of cosh for English Language Learners

  • : to hit (someone) with a cosh


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