poppy cockish

poppycock

[pop-ee-kok]
noun
nonsense; bosh.

Origin:
1840–50, Americanism; perhaps < Dutch pappekak, equivalent to pappe- pap1 + kak excrement

poppycockish, adjective


balderdash, bunk, hogwash, rubbish.
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poppycock (ˈpɒpɪˌkɒk)
 
n
informal senseless chatter; nonsense
 
[C19: from Dutch dialect pappekak, literally: soft excrement, from pap soft + kak dung; see pap1]

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poppycock
1865, probably from Du. dialect pappekak, from M.Du. pappe "soft dung" (see pap) + kak "dung," from L. cacare "to excrete."
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