- I(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)n. nonsense, idle talk, foolishness. See absurdity.II(Roget's IV) n.III(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.*bull, rot, baloney, hogwash, rubbish, bunk, nonsense, balderdash, *horse-feathers, malarkey.IV(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun Something that does not have or make sense: balderdash, blather, bunkum, claptrap, drivel, garbage, idiocy, nonsense, piffle, rigmarole, rubbish, tomfoolery, trash, twaddle. Informal: tommyrot. Slang: applesauce, baloney, bilge, bull1, bunk2, crap, hooey, malarkey. See KNOWLEDGE.
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Poppycock — from the Dutch pappekak, which literally means soft dung or diarrhea (from Dutch pap pap + kak dung) is an interjection meaning nonsense or balderdash .Poppycock is a brand of candied popcorn. Though it is marketed in a variety of combinations,… … Wikipedia
poppycock — 1865, probably from Du. dialect pappekak, from M.Du. pappe soft dung (see PAP (Cf. pap)) + kak dung, from L. cacare to excrete … Etymology dictionary
poppycock — *nonsense, twaddle, drivel, bunk, balderdash, gobbledygook, trash, rot, bull … New Dictionary of Synonyms
poppycock — [n] nonsense babble, balderdash*, baloney*, bull*, bunk*, drivel, empty talk, foolery, foolishness, gibberish, hogwash*, hooey*, hot air*, jive*, malarkey, mumbo jumbo*, palaver, prattle, rubbish, silliness, trash*; concepts 230,388,633 … New thesaurus
poppycock — ► NOUN informal ▪ nonsense. ORIGIN Dutch dialect pappekak, from pap soft + kak dung … English terms dictionary
poppycock — ☆ poppycock [päp′ē käk΄ ] n. [Du pappekak, lit., soft dung] Informal foolish talk; nonsense … English World dictionary
poppycock — n. nonsense. (From Dutch.) □ I’ve heard enough of your poppycock. □ That’s nothing but poppycock … Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions
poppycock — (POP pee kok) [Dutch: soft dung] Nonsense; hogwash; humbug; pretentious talk. This is just so much literary poppycock … Dictionary of foreign words and phrases
poppycock — noun (U) old fashioned nonsense: He s talking absolute poppycock! … Longman dictionary of contemporary English
poppycock — noun Etymology: Dutch dialect pappekak, literally, soft dung, from Dutch pap pap + kak dung Date: 1865 empty talk or writing ; nonsense … New Collegiate Dictionary
poppycock — poppycockish, adj. /pop ee kok /, n. nonsense; bosh. [1840 50, Amer.; perh. < D pappekak, equiv. to pappe PAP1 + kak excrement] Syn. balderdash, bunk, hogwash, rubbish. * * * … Universalium