"put the 'Kibosh on 'em" (antedating, 1834)

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Fri May 21 01:26:30 UTC 2010

At 5/20/2010 09:12 PM, Cohen, Gerald Leonard wrote:
>Forms such as "vich" for "which" or "vork" for "work" are a feature
>of Cockney speech. They are not necessarily eastern European/German.

But what about "kibosh"?  The OED asserts "(It has been stated to be
Yiddish or Anglo-Hebraic: see N. & Q. 9th ser. VII. 10.)"

And Michael Quinion will point us to
http://www.worldwidewords.org/articles/kibosh.htm and Leo Rosten.


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