\ ˈmäsh How to pronounce mosh (audio) \
moshed; moshing; moshes

Definition of mosh

intransitive verb

: to engage in uninhibited often frenzied activities (such as intentional collision) with others near the stage at a rock concert

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Other Words from mosh

mosher noun

Examples of mosh in a Sentence

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Go ahead and mosh around to this beastly drop and forget your relationship woes. Kat Bein, Billboard, "Cheat Codes Find Expensive Love and Bass in 'Balenciaga' Video: Exclusive," 4 May 2018 Linkin Park’s product was male rage in a form the entire family could mosh to. Spencer Kornhaber, The Atlantic, "What Linkin Park Gave to Pop Music," 25 June 2018 Somehow, everyone moshed and sang along, a small miracle given the weight of those words. August Brown,, "Times may be tough, but this past weekend in L.A. was a great one for life-affirming punk rock," 21 Feb. 2018 The Chicago native even moshed with the crowd shirtless at one point, before asking for someone to bring the 22-year-old a water bottle to the stage. Michael Saponara, Billboard, "Lil Uzi Vert Brings Rockstar Movement to SoundCloud Celebration in NYC," 14 Dec. 2017 While the majority of Forecastle's performers attract youthful festival heads to mosh pits and head banging, Preservation Hall's crowd was a melting pot of ages, musical tastes and fashions. Thomas Novelly, The Courier-Journal, "Preservation Hall Jazz Band rocks the boat," 16 July 2017 My teenage years were spent moshing to alternative music at live venues in the DC punk scene, vigorously honing my artistic skills, and reading everything Robert Heinlein ever wrote. Brigid Ashwood, WIRED, "GeekMom Secret Origins: Brigid Ashwood," 11 Oct. 2010 Seminal acts like California band T.S.O.L. will attract aging punks, while head-bangers will mosh to metal bands including Hatebreed. Bill Brownlee,, "Five top shows in July: OneRepublic; Queen + Adam Lambert; Luke Bryan," 3 July 2017

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First Known Use of mosh

1983, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for mosh

perhaps alteration of mash or mush

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English Language Learners Definition of mosh

informal : to dance in a wild and rough way near the stage at a rock concert

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