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

 

cosh

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//kɒʃ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//kɑːʃ//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they cosh
BrE BrE//kɒʃ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//kɑːʃ//
 
he / she / it coshes
BrE BrE//ˈkɒʃɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɑːʃɪz//
 
past simple coshed
BrE BrE//kɒʃt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//kɑːʃt//
 
past participle coshed
BrE BrE//kɒʃt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//kɑːʃt//
 
-ing form coshing
BrE BrE//ˈkɒʃɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɑːʃɪŋ//
 
 
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cosh somebody (especially British English) to hit somebody hard with a cosh or something similar Word Origin mid 19th cent.: of unknown origin.

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