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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

cosh

play
noun

Definition of cosh for English Language Learners

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

cosh

verb

Definition of cosh for English Language Learners

  • : to hit (someone) with a cosh

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