An acronym for Move Over Shit Head. Came about in 1980s at New York hardcore shows.
Mosh pit at the Mucky Pup show at Streets was awesome
by lukepoiuy January 01, 2008
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A "March Up", often used in ye olde England in a sentence "March Up The Town" ...meaning to either protest en masse against the political system, or, later to engage in hooliganism of many kinds....got appropriated and Patois-ized into "MASH up de town" by the Caribbean blacks who were emigrating and traveling back and forth to the UK, and that's how "gon' mash up de town" got into the lexicon of reggae/ska lyrics...and they pretty much used it in the same way, protest, gang action, general going out en masse with a posse to effect some sort of group "excitement" (Brixton, Islington, etc) which might also include some dancing...the proto punks of the UK as we already know (like the Clash etc.) were huge fans of reggae and ska, and appropriated it in it's shortened form "mash", in some cases maintaining it's meaning of political or social protest, but that bled over into the new mass-dancing and energy of the punk-rock movement.. but the English meets Cockney meets West Indian meets Jamaican accent certainly sounds way more like "mosh", and that's the way the Cali and NY punk kids in their respective language-challenged ears heard and re-appropriated it for further redefining as a way to describe THEIR en-masse energetic actions, specifically, in the Pit (remember when it used to be SLAM DANCING? I didn't think so). But in doing so, historically-revised it into something never or rarely thought of as BLACK in origin (indeed, I bet most of the denizens of the world of the modern American MOSH PIT would be loathe to incorporate little if any Africanism into their mostly white pursuit)... especially white-supremacist Skinhead types, though they might, in their ass-backwards way of "white-i-fying" everything, hearken back to the days of yore and say that the blacks who came to England were the one's who really modified it's original meaning. I wonder if in their urge to be ultra-correct, in a WHITE way, would start calling a Mosh pit a MARCH PIT! Unfortunately, most interesting slang that has been kicking around and morphing for centuries, comes to a sudden and boring, dumb-ass demise at the hands of young, white Americans.
"We's gonna march up the town, TOMMY"

"Mi g'wan mash up de town wit me mon WINSTON"

"DEREK...it's a mash up...oi!"

"isn't that JASON in the mosh pit?"
by jesco December 01, 2005
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1. n. see also 'mosh pit'. an area sometimes allocated nearest the stage at a rock concert in which rockers and/or sometimes emos enjoy the volume of the live music by jumping up and down, headbanging and lifting each other up on to their shoulders, but mostly by slamming into each other as hard as they can to try and knock each other over, fighting with the boys and having sex with the girls.
2. n. is to mosh.1. as war is to warzone i.e. what takes place in a mosh pit
3. the exclamation made by a mosher before they ram into someone else, only used in a non-mosh pit environment, usually before taking unexpecting other people by surprise.
4. v. to charge into someone as hard as possible in an attempt to knock them over (in a mosh pit or otherwise) or ram them into a wall, fence etc. (in a non-mosh pit environment only)
5. cn. collective noun for rocker or mosher

1. someone, usually a rocker, sometimes an emo, who partakes in moshes or who moshes other people
2. a rocker
1. Types of mosh pit, other than 'regular' mosh, include the 'Wall of Death,' in which the moshers (see below) are divided into two moshes (see below) which then run directly at each other head on, causing the moshers in the front row(s) of each mosh to become crushed by the pressure of the enclosing moshers behind and before them, or the moshers are arranged into a ring of death and then run into the middle causing the circle to close and the inner row(s) of moshers to be crushed by the pressure of the enclosing moshers behind and before them. Many bands choose to only use Wall of Deaths once per gig, as doing it more times causes them to lose too many fans.
2. i was in a mosh the other day, twas awesome
3. rocker: (charging toward other person) MOSH!!!
other person: (being moshed) AAARGH!!!
4. let's all mosh (into) that bloke over there
5. i got moshed by a mosh of moshers.

1. We're all moshers
2. I'm a mosher
by A D August 13, 2007
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metal's bastard child of the slamdance.

more aggressive and pointless than slammin', moshing is for violence not fun.

there is no courtesy in a mosh pit.
"dude some guy fell in the pit at as I lay dying/everytime I die/xposionxwellxdeathx/death, die, dying, the process of not being alive/ show last night. I was pissed cause my girlfriend left me so I stomped on his face."
by andrew October 01, 2004
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