codswallop

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

Definition of codswallop 

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Examples of codswallop in a Sentence

That is a load of codswallop. a trendy London restaurant serving bizarre concoctions that anyone with a brain and a stomach would dismiss as codswallop

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And don’t forget codswallop, a word that sounds Shakespearean but was coined in 1959. Stephen Miller, WSJ, "What’s Another Word for Derp?," 29 May 2018 Mnuchin tried to double-talk this codswallop past SPW. Charles P. Pierce, Esquire, "Here's What You Get When You Put Joe Lieberman in There," 19 May 2017

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First Known Use of codswallop

1963, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for codswallop

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