mosh pit


Definition of mosh pit

: an area in front of a stage where very physical and rough dancing takes place at a rock concert

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Recent Examples on the Web Alcohol was used as a warming mechanism for many in the mosh pit near the GameDay stage, with fans drinking their favorite beers and passing around those individualized shots. Jace Frederick, Twin Cities, "Jace Frederick: Given chance to host ESPN’s GameDay, Gophers fans delivered," 30 Nov. 2019 Because hardcore and straight edge go hand in hand, some equate the violence and intensity of the music or mosh pits as a substitute for substances. Savannah Eadens, The Courier-Journal, "A sober safe space: Louisville straight edge scene is hardcore music, not hardcore drinking," 27 Nov. 2019 From a gospel mosh pit to film hecklers, here's what went down at the Los Angeles dual screening and listening party. 'Jesus is King' film is super religious and not everyone's a fan The buzzing of bugs crescendoed to signal the start of the movie. Charles Trepany, USA TODAY, "Kanye West's 'Jesus is King' inspires mosh pits, strong emotions at LA preview event," 19 Oct. 2019 Mickelson has thrown himself into the Internet mosh pit to the delight of thousands and thousands around the game. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Column: ‘Fun Phil’ Mickelson dives into social media while helping San Diego kids," 30 Aug. 2019 And then, in the mosh pit of celebrating players, coaches and fans at midfield a man wearing a beanie cap and standing 5-foot-6 lowered his shoulders and crept up on Oregon coach Mario Cristobal. John Canzano | The Oregonian/oregonlive, oregonlive, "Canzano: Oregon Ducks get an uplifting win and get Mike Leach off their back," 27 Oct. 2019 Getting in the Democratic mosh pit undercuts that strategy and his chances for winning the nomination. Jonah Goldberg, National Review, "Biden’s Best Bet Is a Front-Porch Campaign," 30 Aug. 2019 Meanwhile, DaBaby tried to create a viral moment in real time by maneuvering through the crowd to perform in a mosh pit. Eric Diep, Billboard, "XXL's 2019 Freshman Show: Rico Nasty and Tierra Whack Show Their Star Power in NYC," 23 July 2019 But with its headlong, heartfelt dive into the mosh pit of identity and prejudice, Rodney Hicks’ play proves to be an ouchy-funny-ouchy outing. Lisa Kennedy, The Know, "From Steve Martin’s “Bright Star” to Cheryl Strayed’s “Tiny Beautiful Things,” 10 must-see fall plays in Colorado," 8 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of mosh pit

1988, in the meaning defined above

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7 Dec 2019

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“Mosh pit.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 8 December 2019.

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English Language Learners Definition of mosh pit

informal : an area in front of a stage at a rock concert where people dance in a wild and rough way

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