Mosh Definition

moshes, moshing

To engage in a form of dancing to heavy metal music in which dancers freely bump into each other as they jump up and down in an area (mosh pit) usually just in front of the bandstand.

Webster's New World
To knock against others intentionally while dancing at a rock concert; slam-dance.
American Heritage

(intransitive) To dance by intentionally jumping into and colliding with other, similarly behaving dancers, and performing other wild, aggressive, or spastic movements.


Origin of Mosh

  • Possibly an alteration or deformation of mash.

    From Wiktionary

  • Perhaps alteration of mash

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

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