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kibosh

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EtymologyEdit

Unknown. Possibilities include:

Compare bosh (nonsense).

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NounEdit

kibosh (uncountable)

  1. (dated) Nonsense, bosh. [19th c.]
    • (Can we find and add a quotation of Dickens to this entry?)
  2. (slang) A checking or restraining element. Only used in put the kibosh on.

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VerbEdit

kibosh (third-person singular simple present kiboshes, present participle kiboshing, simple past and past participle kiboshed)

  1. (transitive) To decisively terminate.