Origin of boshTurk, empty
- the lower part of the shaft of a blast furnace, where the walls begin to slope
- a trough used in forging and smelting for cooling hot metal
Origin of bosh; from uncertain or unknown; perhaps German böschung, slope
Origin of boshTurkish boş, empty (popularized in English by its use in Ayesha, the Maid of Kars (1834), a novel set in the Near East by James Justinian Morier (1780–1849), British author), from Old Turkic boš, free, released.
- (chiefly UK) Nonsense.
From Turkish boş (“empty, unoccupied”). Entered into popular usage in English from the novels of James Justinian Morier.
- The lower part of a blast furnace, between the hearth and the stack.
- (UK, chiefly Norfolk, slang, archaic) A figure.
- (UK) An expression of speedy and satisfactory completion of a simple or straightforward task.
- (rare) A surname