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 Holbert, who has been on council in the past, said that’s hogwash. Peter Krouse, cleveland, "Wayward chickens and a radical recall campaign: big problems for one of Cuyahoga County’s tiniest communities," 8 Feb. 2021 Who might get assigned to review my manuscript— someone with a sympathetic ear or someone who thought my research was so much hogwash? Maria Konnikova, Wired, "Poker and the Psychology of Uncertainty," 23 June 2020 Last summer, the Alabama Supreme Court said that AG’s argument was hogwash and that draft documents are subject to the act. Kyle Whitmire, al, "If Alabama has a coronavirus plan for nursing homes, it’s hiding it," 8 June 2020 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. 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

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First Known Use of hogwash

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Hogwash.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hogwash. Accessed 4 Mar. 2021.

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hogwash

noun

English Language Learners Definition of hogwash

informal : foolish or meaningless talk

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