poppycock
noun Etymology: Dutch dialect pappekak, literally, soft dung, from Dutch pap pap + kak dung Date: 1865 empty talk or writing ; nonsense

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  • Poppycock — from the Dutch pappekak, which literally means soft dung or diarrhea (from Dutch pap pap + kak dung) is an interjection meaning nonsense or balderdash .Poppycock is a brand of candied popcorn. Though it is marketed in a variety of combinations,… …   Wikipedia

  • poppycock — 1865, probably from Du. dialect pappekak, from M.Du. pappe soft dung (see PAP (Cf. pap)) + kak dung, from L. cacare to excrete …   Etymology dictionary

  • poppycock — *nonsense, twaddle, drivel, bunk, balderdash, gobbledygook, trash, rot, bull …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • poppycock — [n] nonsense babble, balderdash*, baloney*, bull*, bunk*, drivel, empty talk, foolery, foolishness, gibberish, hogwash*, hooey*, hot air*, jive*, malarkey, mumbo jumbo*, palaver, prattle, rubbish, silliness, trash*; concepts 230,388,633 …   New thesaurus

  • poppycock — ► NOUN informal ▪ nonsense. ORIGIN Dutch dialect pappekak, from pap soft + kak dung …   English terms dictionary

  • poppycock — ☆ poppycock [päp′ē käk΄ ] n. [Du pappekak, lit., soft dung] Informal foolish talk; nonsense …   English World dictionary

  • poppycock — n. nonsense. (From Dutch.) □ I’ve heard enough of your poppycock. □ That’s nothing but poppycock …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • poppycock —    (POP pee kok) [Dutch: soft dung] Nonsense; hogwash; humbug; pretentious talk.    This is just so much literary poppycock …   Dictionary of foreign words and phrases

  • poppycock — noun (U) old fashioned nonsense: He s talking absolute poppycock! …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • poppycock — poppycockish, adj. /pop ee kok /, n. nonsense; bosh. [1840 50, Amer.; perh. < D pappekak, equiv. to pappe PAP1 + kak excrement] Syn. balderdash, bunk, hogwash, rubbish. * * * …   Universalium

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