hogwash

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

Definition of hogwash

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

noun

Definition of hogwash for English Language Learners

  • : foolish or meaningless talk



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