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poppycock

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noun pop·py·cock \ˈpä-pē-ˌkäk\

Simple Definition of poppycock

  • : foolish words or ideas

Full Definition of poppycock

  1. :  empty talk or writing :  nonsense

Examples of poppycock

  1. That's a lot of poppycock!

  2. <starting with the cherry tree, much of what was written by Washington's early biographers was pure poppycock>



Origin of poppycock

Dutch dialect pappekak, literally, soft dung, from Dutch pap pap + kak dung


First Known Use: 1865


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