horsefeathers
noun plural Date: 1927 slang nonsense, balderdash

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Horsefeathers — is a term used to say that something is nonsense, often used as an exclamation after hearing something which one totally disagrees with. It is supposed to imply that an idea is as silly or as unbelievable as horses having feathers. The word is… …   Wikipedia

  • horsefeathers — nonsense, 1928, said to have been coined by U.S. cartoonist Billy De Beck; perhaps a variant of horseshit nonsense, though the latter is attested only from 1940s …   Etymology dictionary

  • horsefeathers — [hôrs′feth΄ərs] n., interj. Slang nonsense …   English World dictionary

  • horsefeathers! — {n. phr.}, {slang} 1. Not true; I don t believe what you re saying. * / Horsefeathers! Brad cried. I can t believe a word of what you said about Jessica. / 2. Exclamation of disgust. * / Horsefeathers! Fred cried. We ve just missed the bus. /… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • horsefeathers! — {n. phr.}, {slang} 1. Not true; I don t believe what you re saying. * / Horsefeathers! Brad cried. I can t believe a word of what you said about Jessica. / 2. Exclamation of disgust. * / Horsefeathers! Fred cried. We ve just missed the bus. /… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • horsefeathers — 1. interjection Indicates disbelief. Horsefeathers! You knew it was a bad idea and now youre just making excuses about it. 2. noun Nonsense; indicates disbelief. Dismissing the rumors as horsefeathers , he advised everybody to disregard them …   Wiktionary

  • horsefeathers! — n. phr. slang 1. Not true; I don t believe what you re saying. Horsefeathers! Brad cried. I can t believe a word of what you said about Jessica. 2. Exclamation of disgust. Horsefeathers! Fred cried. We ve just missed the bus. Compare:… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • Horsefeathers! — exclam. Phooey!; Nonsense! □ Oh, horsefeathers! You’re nuts! □ Horsefeathers! I did no such thing! …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • horsefeathers — /hawrs fedh euhrz/, Slang. n. 1. (used with a sing. or pl. v.) something not worth considering. interj. 2. rubbish; nonsense; bunk (used to express contemptuous rejection). [1925 30, Amer.; HORSE + FEATHERS, as euphemism for HORSESHIT] * * * …   Universalium

  • horsefeathers — interj. nonsense!, that s ridiculous! …   English contemporary dictionary

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