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flapdoodle

[flap-dood-l] /ˈflæpˌdud l/
noun, Informal.
1.
nonsense; bosh.
Origin
1820-1830
1820-30; origin uncertain
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British Dictionary definitions for flap doodle

flapdoodle

/ˈflæpˌduːdəl/
noun
1.
(slang) foolish talk; nonsense
Word Origin
C19: of unknown origin
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Word Origin and History for flap doodle

flapdoodle

n.

1833, originally "the stuff they feed fools on" [Marryat]; an arbitrary formation.

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Slang definitions & phrases for flap doodle

flapdoodle

noun

Nonsense; foolishness; baloney: He then goes on to utter other flap-doodle for the nourishment of the mind (1833+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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