Definition of cosh noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//kɒʃ//
; NAmE NAmE//kɑːʃ//
jump to other results
  • (especially British English) a short thick heavy stick, for example a piece of metal or solid rubber, that is used as a weapon
  • Word Originmid 19th cent.: of unknown origin.Idioms (British English, informal) experiencing a lot of pressure Our side was under the cosh for most of the second half.

    Other results

    All matches