Definition of mosh
: to engage in uninhibited often frenzied activities (such as intentional collision) with others near the stage at a rock concert
Recent Examples of mosh from the Web
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.
Seminal acts like California band T.S.O.L. will attract aging punks, while head-bangers will mosh to metal bands including Hatebreed.
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.
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Origin and Etymology of mosh
perhaps alteration of mash or mush
First Known Use: 1983See Words from the same year
MOSH Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of mosh for English Language Learners
: to dance in a wild and rough way near the stage at a rock concert
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