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horsefeathers

[hawrs-feth-erz] /ˈhɔrsˌfɛð ərz/
noun
1.
(used with a singular or plural verb) something not worth considering.
interjection
2.
rubbish; nonsense; bunk (used to express contemptuous rejection).
Origin
1925-1930
1925-30, Americanism; horse + feathers, as euphemism for horseshit
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  • But one thing carried the unmistakable fragrance of horsefeathers.
Word Origin and History for horsefeathers
n.

"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.

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Slang definitions & phrases for horsefeathers

horsefeathers

interjection

An exclamation of disbelief, rejection, contempt, etc: Mail comes urging that something be done to ''rescue children from guns, daggers, and soldier worship.'' Horsefeathers!

noun

Nonsense; baloney, bunk, horseshit: Don't give me that horse-feathers about your saintly momma (1928+)


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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