flapdoodle

flapdoodle

[flap-dood-l]
noun Informal.
nonsense; bosh.

Origin:
1820–30; origin uncertain

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flapdoodle (ˈflæpˌduːdəl)
 
n
slang foolish talk; nonsense
 
[C19: of unknown origin]

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

[ˈflæpdudlæ] and [ˈflæmdudlæ]
and flamdoodle
  1. n.
    nonsense. : I've heard enough of this flapdoodle. , That's all a lot of flamdoodle!
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