poppycock

noun pop·py·cock \ ˈpä-pē-ˌkäk \

Definition of poppycock

: empty talk or writing : nonsense

Examples of poppycock in a Sentence

  1. That's a lot of poppycock!

  2. starting with the cherry tree, much of what was written by Washington's early biographers was pure poppycock

Origin and Etymology of poppycock

Dutch dialect pappekak, literally, soft dung, from Dutch pap pap + kak dung

POPPYCOCK Defined for English Language Learners

poppycock

Definition of poppycock for English Language Learners

  • : foolish words or ideas



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