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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Great story, total codswallop, says Skaife, who has pored through the archives and found zip. William Booth, The Seattle Times, "The secrets of the royal ravenmaster at the Tower of London," 26 Oct. 2018 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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