A Bongo boosh was the term associated with "a tasty morsel of anything." At the Front during the First World War, a bongo boosh could be something as simple as cold sausage on toast, seen as an occasional luxury especially when eaten infrequently. The term is a perversion of the French bonne bouche, meaning good mouthful.
References / notes
- Edward Fraser and John Gibbons (1925). Soldier and Sailor Words and Phrases. Routledge, London p.32.
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