noun Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1878 nonsense

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  • flapdoodle — 1833, originally the stuff they feed fools on [Marryat]; an arbitrary formation …   Etymology dictionary

  • flapdoodle — [flap′do͞od΄ l] n. [arbitrary formation] Informal foolish talk; nonsense …   English World dictionary

  • flapdoodle — noun a) nonsense It is not worth falling into dispute over such a flapdoodle of a vestimentary matter. b) Speakers and writers of nonsense …   Wiktionary

  • flapdoodle — AND flamdoodle [“flaepdudl AND “flsemdudl] n. nonsense. □ I’ve heard enough of this flapdoodle. □ Cut out the flamdoodle and speak the truth …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • flapdoodle — /flap doohd l/, n. Informal. nonsense; bosh. [1820 30; orig. uncert.] * * * …   Universalium

  • flapdoodle — n fuss, agitation, consternation. An invented nonsense word dating from the 19th century …   Contemporary slang

  • flapdoodle — n. (Slang) nonsense; bosh …   English contemporary dictionary

  • flapdoodle — noun informal, chiefly N. Amer. 1》 nonsense. 2》 a fool. Origin C19: an arbitrary formation …   English new terms dictionary

  • flapdoodle — n Informal. nonsense, bosh, rubbish, twaddle, balderdash, stuff and nonsense, rot, fiddle faddle, fiddlesticks. See nonsense(def.2) …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • flapdoodle — flap·doo·dle …   English syllables

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