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A cultural phenomenon in the UK (and else where?). Mosher is a term used in mass terms (main by opposing stereotypical youth, the Kev, or Scally) to stereotype any youth who listens to any type of rock music, that doesn’t get played on pop radio (though ironically most Mosher bands are on major labels), and abides to a certain dress sense. In reality this isn’t a far comment, as a Mosher is somewhat frowned upon in many of the scenes that get put under the same brush: such as the Hardcore, and Metal scenes. Today the Mosher is some what of a dying breed with the new cultural phenomenon (okay, trend) Emo has taken its place and most of the “Moshers” with it. Though, there is a borderline where Emo and Mosher meet, however this is usually to do more with wealth than anything else (with “Fashioncore” clothes and accessories costing more than some can afford). Moshers tend to feel as though they need to set themselves apart from the crowd and often at outrageously, and wear black and baggy clothing, though it must be said that most fail and look as generic as those they moan about. Whereas Kevs are regarded as socialising near there homes, at parks and on street corners, Moshers tend to hang more in city centres around shopping centres and such, thus the term Mallgoth.

Music: Read Kerrang what’s hot in that’ll be a good clue.

Dress sense: None… Sorry, Black baggy jeans (DDs) and black baggy band shirts, usually poorly printed (ironed!) on as they’ve been bought somewhere like afflecks palace (aptly called Mosher Palace by some random stranger I meet on a bus once). Badges on their groovy bag, for some reason they can’t have backpacks. :s poorly applied make up, usually black this is probably to make them look evil and accounts for both genders.

Personality traits: varied, though often seen as moody, and use of Americanisms even though they are British.

There are differences between Moshers and… True Metalhead (all types, art, BM, DM, etc), Real Hardcore (again all styles UKHC, NYHC, etc…), Indie (I don’t even see how they get called Moshers!), and Emos (though Emo is IMO Moshers pretty sister)… So don’t fucking call me one!.. Or any who isn’t.
Mosher: hey look at me, man, I’m different and really heavy!!! GGEEERRRRR.
Me: Oh.
Mosher: What you listening to, dude?
Me: Tribes of Neurot .
Mosher: oh, cool dude, real heavy, awesome man.
Me: No, not at all.
Mosher: Oh, got something heavy..? Can I listen?
Me: Okay… Nile good enough for you.
Mosher: Never heard of them!?! Bet they’re no where near as heavy as Slipknot, Slipknot are the heaviest band in the world… Anything heavier you’d die… They are really heavy Death Metal
Me: *Tuts*… Just listen or fuck off.
*passes earphones and presses play*
Mosher: …
*The Mosher falls to the floor and starts to die*
Me: Someone should really phone this geek an ambulance.
by Matthew Williamson January 25, 2006
 
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Moshers: feel no need to justify themselves to others,generally loving and friendly but have a tendancy to hate chavs and townies(can ya blame em?), wear the clothes they want 2 wear, not what others percieve as fashion or "cool", like badges alot. listen to a mixture of punk,rock and metal. as they name suggests they mosh to their music and have mosh pits at concerts (dnt get involved unless u r prepared to get injured). in short moshers are the coolest people on earth and i am honord to be friends with them.
mosher 1:*hug* hey wat r u listening 2
mosher 2: slipknot, want an ear?
*listens 2 mp3 player*mosh*get dirty look from a chav*
mosher 1: god i hate chavs
mosher 2: my neck is killing me *rubs neck*shrugs*moshes more*
by Nikx October 16, 2005
 
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A person who dresses in black/brightly coloured clothes, usually quite depressed but has a good time with friends, is very random and listens to any type of rock music.
Often found sitting around with friends laughing, joking, playing spin the bottle, and sometimes with alcohol.
Probably has a bag with many badges on declaring their favourite bands or with slogans such as "Fuck You" or "I'm here around the blow job". Generally nice people.
A group of moshers were listening to Green Day and talking.
by Slipknotlover August 21, 2005
 
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Generally, people who dont feel the need to be branded as fashionable, even though mosher clothes are so much better than chav clothes. Moshers usually have small badges on their bags showing their favourite bands. Moshers are not un-sociable, infact they are nice people who are really cool to hang around with and chat. Can be seen in mosh-pits headbanging (do not get into one of these if you treasure your limbs) The only people they hate are chavs, i myself despise chavs and go mental everytime i see one. retford is chav infested- dont move there!!!
(chavs walk past)
mosher 1 "hey a chav"
mosher 2 "KILL THEM!!"
(chavs fucking leg it)
by Jimmy m November 04, 2005
 
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A mosher is some1 who likes to listen 2 many different types of metal music, always admit the truth what eva it may be, and they are really nice people and are the nicest people u could ever meet to be honest and they hate chavs to death.
A mosher is someone who minds their own business and don't go around kickin peoples head in just for how they are
by mosh2live December 31, 2005
 
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One who partakes in the activity of moshing, that is to flail about madly and violently to the rhythm of music. The louder and faster the music, the better it is to mosh to.
My friends band didn't get through to the next round of Emergenza because a couple of people got black eyes in the mosh pit.Pshaw, they still enjoyed themselves didn't they?
by dudeman April 24, 2004
 
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a person who listens to any type of rock music and does not tend to try and annoy others, and try to avoid chavs (scallys/_or as i call them shit heads) the scally's will try to harm moshers and will hang out on any street corner acting hard but a mosher does not feel the need to act hard(strong) because they mostly do not feel the need to fight unless provoked by a Chav.
In all a mosher is a generally nice person.^-^
i am a mosher and i act like my Definition and so do my mates and they are mosters.
by Donno92 February 26, 2006
 
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not a goth, but also not a townie. usualy someone who enjoys rock or punk, butdoesn't feel the need to be "labled". sadly, when the scalys came into being, they proceded to name anyone vaguely individual that listnes to anything that isn't "bangin chowns" a "mosher" thus defeating the inviduals attemp for individuality.
Ere, look at that mosher over ther

mish mosh get a wash
by itastenice September 02, 2005