Complete Definition of "kibosh"

English

Alternative spellings
kybosh

Etymology
Unknown. Possibilities include:
From the Ir. caidhp bháis, meaning death cap (the hood put on someone before they were hang|hanged to death).
From the Sco. kye booties, meaning cow boots (the hobble put on cattle to prevent them from straying).
From the Hebr. ××ש, kbsh meaning conquer press down
Some connection with Turkish bosh âemptyâ

Pronunciation
w:General American|GenAm? IPA|[ËkaɪËbÉÊ], IPA|[kaɪËbÉÊ], or IPA|[kɪËbÉÊ]

Noun
en-noun|-

  1. slang A check|checking or restrain|restraining element.

Derived terms
put the kibosh on

Category:Unknown etymology

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