hogwash

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noun hog·wash \ˈhȯg-ˌwȯsh, -ˌwäsh, ˈhäg-\

Definition of hogwash

  1. 1 :  swill 2a, slop

  2. 2 :  nonsense, balderdash

Examples of hogwash in a Sentence

  1. You wouldn't believe the hogwash he was spouting at us.

  2. the librarian told us a lot of hogwash about how you can go to jail for having overdue books

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First Known Use of hogwash

15th century

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HOGWASH Defined for English Language Learners

hogwash

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Definition of hogwash for English Language Learners

  • : foolish or meaningless talk



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