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Bosh

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A Persian word meaning nonsense. It was popularised in 1824 by James Morier in his Adventures of Hajji Baba of Ispahan, a Persian romance. (Turkish, bosh lakerdi, silly talk.)

“I always like to read old Darwin’s Loves of the Plants; bosh as it is in a scientific point of view.”—Kingsley: Two Years Ago (chap. x.).

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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