Toss vs Roshambo - What's the difference?

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Toss is a synonym of roshambo.


As nouns the difference between toss and roshambo

is that toss is a throw, a lob, of a ball etc, with an initial upward direction, particularly with a lack of care while roshambo is (games) the game of rock paper scissors .

As verbs the difference between toss and roshambo

is that toss is to throw with an initial upward direction while roshambo is to play a game of roshambo in order to decide a point of contention.

toss

English

Noun

(es)
  • A throw, a lob, of a ball etc., with an initial upward direction, particularly with a lack of care.
  • (cricket, football) The toss of a coin before a cricket match in order to decide who bats first, or before a football match in order to decide the direction of play.
  • (British, slang) A jot, in the phrase 'give a toss'.
  • I couldn't give a toss about her.

    Derived terms

    * argue the toss

    Verb

  • To throw with an initial upward direction.
  • Toss it over here!
  • To lift with a sudden or violent motion.
  • to toss the head
  • * Addison
  • He tossed his arm aloft, and proudly told me, / He would not stay.
  • To agitate; to make restless.
  • * Milton
  • Calm region once, / And full of peace, now tossed and turbulent.
  • To subject to trials; to harass.
  • * Herbert
  • Whom devils fly, thus is he tossed of men.
  • To flip a coin, to decide a point of contention.
  • I'll toss you for it.
  • To discard: to toss out
  • ''I don't need it anymore, you can just toss it.
  • To stir or mix (a salad).
  • to toss''' a salad; a '''tossed salad.
  • (British, vulgar, slang) To masturbate
  • (informal) To search (a room or a cell), sometimes leaving visible disorder, as for valuables or evidence of a crime.
  • "Someone tossed just his living room and bedroom." / "They probably found what they were looking for."
  • * 2003 , Joseph Wambaugh, Fire Lover , p. 258:
  • John Orr had occasion to complain in writing to the senior supervisor that his Playboy and Penthouse magazines had been stolen by deputies. And he believed that was what prompted a random search of his cell for contraband. He was stripped, handcuffed, and forced to watch as they tossed his cell .
  • * 2009 , , Red Dragon :
  • Rankin and Willingham, when they tossed his cell , they took Polaroids so they could get everything back in place.
  • * 2011 , Linda Howard, Kill and Tell: A Novel :
  • Hayes had watched him toss a room before. He had tapped walls, gotten down on his hands and knees and studied the floor, inspected books and lamps and bric-abrac.
  • To roll and tumble; to be in violent commotion.
  • tossing and turning in bed, unable to sleep
  • To be tossed, as a fleet on the ocean.
  • (Shakespeare)
  • (obsolete) To keep in play; to tumble over.
  • to spend four years in tossing the rules of grammar
    (Ascham)
  • To peak (the oars), to lift them from the rowlocks and hold them perpendicularly, the handle resting on the bottom of the boat.
  • See also

    * tosser * toss off * toss in * toss and turn

    Anagrams

    * * *

    roshambo

    Alternative forms

    * rochambeau * row-sham-bow * roe-sham-boe

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (games) the game of rock paper scissors
  • (as three words, ro sham bo ) the syllables called out by players of rock paper scissors to synchronize their timing.
  • Verb

    (en verb)
  • To play a game of roshambo in order to decide a point of contention.
  • I'll roshambo you for it.

    Synonyms

    * toss (as in 'toss a coin')