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cosh

noun \ ˈkäsh \
|Updated on: 29 Jul 2018

Definition of cosh

chiefly British
: a weighted weapon similar to a blackjack

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Origin and Etymology of cosh

perhaps from Romany kaš, kašt stick, piece of wood


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cosh

verb

Definition of cosh

coshed; coshing; coshes
chiefly British
: to strike or assault with or as if with a cosh

Examples of cosh in a Sentence

  1. He was coshed on the head.

First Known Use of cosh

1896

in the meaning defined above

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COSH Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of cosh for English Language Learners

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


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Definition of cosh for English Language Learners

  • : to hit (someone) with a cosh


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