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mosh Line breaks: mosh

Definition of mosh in English:

verb

[no object] informal
Dance to rock music in a violent manner involving jumping up and down and deliberately colliding with other dancers: the boys began to mosh, slamming shoulder to shoulder with abandon
More example sentences
  • It's a rare pleasure to see a crowd that isn't moshing or pogoing, but actually dancing.
  • I like to dance so I find hip-hop better music to dance to than punk; I can only mosh and jump around for so long.
  • Zack jumped in and started moshing with everyone else.

Origin

1980s: perhaps from mash or mush1.

Words that rhyme with mosh

awash, Bosch, bosh, brioche, cloche, cohosh, cosh, dosh, Foch, galosh, gosh, josh, nosh, posh, quash, slosh, splosh, squash, swash, tosh, wash

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