mosh pit


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

Examples of mosh pit in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The entire place was a giant mosh pit, and in the middle of it, the fans made a human pyramid that was 3 people high and hoisted a Brazilian flag with a Yellowcard logo in the middle of it. Jason Lipshutz, Billboard, 18 Oct. 2023 Organizers, activists, public defenders, teachers, the presidents of Chile and Finland have all spent time in our mosh pit. Hattie Lindert, Pitchfork, 4 Nov. 2023 His set at one point even prompted two separate mosh pits for ecstatic pogoers. Althea Legaspi, Rolling Stone, 7 Aug. 2023 His career is a convergence of long-simmering trends in rap: the proliferation of pharmaceutical drugs, the mainstreaming of streetwear, the embrace of the mosh pit, the obsession with marketing. Vulture, 2 Aug. 2023 Similarly, Three 6 Mafia fed off the audience’s energy, even encouraging a mosh pit. Diana Leyva, USA TODAY, 19 June 2023 Don’t count on a mosh pit — but do expect crowds of multiple generations rocking out to the high-energy performances. Chelsea Hylton, Los Angeles Times, 21 Sep. 2023 Japanese punk group, Otoboke Beaver, opened up the mosh pit with the heaviest set on the bill, while the audience calmly enjoyed smooth R&B tracks from Baby Rose. Matt Tighe, Rolling Stone, 23 Mar. 2023 Like the welts and bruises that bloom in a mosh pit, the Boston hardcore band SSD left quite a mark in its brief four-year existence. James Sullivan,, 11 Sep. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1988, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of mosh pit was in 1988

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“Mosh pit.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Dec. 2023.

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