{{11}}tosh (adj.) "neat, clean, trim," 1776, Scottish, of unknown origin.
{{12}}tosh (n.) "valuables collected from drains," 1852, London slang, of unknown origin.

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  • Tosh — may refer to:* Nyírtass, a Hungarian village, Yiddish name Tosh * Tosh (Hasidic dynasty) * Tosh (Fluke song) * UK slang term for nonsensePeople with the surname Tosh: * Tosh (surname)People with the given name Tosh: * Tosh Askew * Tosh Townend *… …   Wikipedia

  • Tosh — ist der Familienname von mehreren Personen: Andrew Tosh (* 1967), jamaikanischer Reggaemusiker Daniel Tosh (* 1975), US amerikanischer Stand up Comedian und Fernsehmoderator Peter Tosh (1944–1987), jamaikanischer Sänger Stuart Tosh (* 1951),… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Tosh — Tosh, a. [Cf. OF. tonce shorn, clipped, and E. tonsure.] Neat; trim. [Scot.] Jomieson. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tosh — [tɔʃ US ta:ʃ] n [U] BrE informal nonsense ▪ What a load of old tosh! …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • tosh — ► NOUN Brit. informal ▪ rubbish; nonsense. ORIGIN of unknown origin …   English terms dictionary

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  • tosh — n British 1. a term of address to a stranger, invariably used by a man to another man. This working class word, now obsolescent, was a favourite with spivs and young toughs in the 1950s and early 1960s. It can be used with bravado, in rough… …   Contemporary slang

  • tosh —    Eric Partridge records many meanings of ‘tosh’ in A Dictionary of Historical Slang, but none explains the friendly use of this term between men as an equivalent of ‘mate’, ‘chum’, etc. It was heard reasonably frequently in Britain in the 1950s …   A dictionary of epithets and terms of address

  • tosh — tosh1 /tosh/, n. Chiefly Brit. Informal. nonsense; bosh. [1890 95; perh. b. TRASH + BOSH1] tosh2 toshly, adv. /tosh/, Scot. v.t. 1. to make neat or tidy. adj. 2. neat; tidy. [1770 80; orig. uncert.] …   Universalium

  • Tosh — Recorded as Tash, Tashe, Tasche, Tesh, and Tosh, this unusual surname is of early medieval English origin. It is a variant of the more familiar Ash or Nash, a topographical name from residence by a prominent ash tree. The derivation is from the… …   Surnames reference

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