Kibosh meaning

kībŏsh, kī-bŏsh
A thing that stops (something else)
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A check, end, or stop.

The rain put the kibosh on our plans.

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Origin of kibosh

  • Origin unknown

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From the Irish caidhp bháis, meaning death cap (the hood put on someone before they were hanged to death, or the "Black cap" worn by English judges when pronouncing the death sentence).

    From Wiktionary

  • From the Scots kye booties, meaning cow boots (the hobble put on cattle to prevent them from straying).

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  • From the Hebrew כבש, (kbsh) meaning conquer or tread down.

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  • From the Hebrew חבש, (khbsh) meaning to bind or to imprison.

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  • Some connection with Turkish bosh meaning empty.

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