codswallop

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noun cods·wal·lop \ˈkȯdz-ˌwä-ləp, ˈkädz-\

Definition of codswallop

British

  1. :  nonsense

Examples of codswallop in a sentence

  1. That is a load of codswallop.

  2. a trendy London restaurant serving bizarre concoctions that anyone with a brain and a stomach would dismiss as codswallop

Origin and Etymology of codswallop

origin unknown


First Known Use: 1963



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