hogwash

noun
hog·​wash | \ ˈhȯg-ˌwȯsh How to pronounce hogwash (audio) , -ˌwäsh, ˈhäg- \

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Examples of hogwash in a Sentence

You wouldn't believe the hogwash he was spouting at us. the librarian told us a lot of hogwash about how you can go to jail for having overdue books
Recent Examples on the Web But the common argument that U.S. troops could have produced different Iraqi political outcomes is hogwash. BostonGlobe.com, "Trump followed his gut on Syria. Calamity came fast. - The Boston Globe," 15 Oct. 2019 But the common argument that U.S. troops could have produced different Iraqi political outcomes is hogwash. BostonGlobe.com, "Trump followed his gut on Syria. Calamity came fast. - The Boston Globe," 15 Oct. 2019 The problem: the technology at this point appears to be hogwash. oregonlive, "Emotion-recognition technology doesn’t work, but hiring professionals, others are using it anyway: report," 16 Dec. 2019 But the common argument that U.S. troops could have produced different Iraqi political outcomes is hogwash. BostonGlobe.com, "Trump followed his gut on Syria. Calamity came fast. - The Boston Globe," 15 Oct. 2019 But the common argument that U.S. troops could have produced different Iraqi political outcomes is hogwash. BostonGlobe.com, "Trump followed his gut on Syria. Calamity came fast. - The Boston Globe," 15 Oct. 2019 But the common argument that U.S. troops could have produced different Iraqi political outcomes is hogwash. BostonGlobe.com, "Trump followed his gut on Syria. Calamity came fast. - The Boston Globe," 15 Oct. 2019 But the common argument that U.S. troops could have produced different Iraqi political outcomes is hogwash. David E. Sanger, New York Times, "Trump Followed His Gut on Syria. Calamity Came Fast.," 14 Oct. 2019 Perhaps this bulletin-board material will incite players and coaches alike to prove your paper’s most disagreeable writer is full of hogwash. Los Angeles Times, "Letters: One W isn’t wonderful for Trojans fans," 6 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of hogwash

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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19 Jan 2020

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“Hogwash.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hogwash. Accessed 21 January 2020.

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hogwash

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English Language Learners Definition of hogwash

informal : foolish or meaningless talk

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