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poppycock

[pop-ee-kok] /ˈpɒp iˌkɒk/
noun
1.
nonsense; bosh.
Origin
1840-1850
1840-50, Americanism; perhaps < Dutch pappekak, equivalent to pappe- pap1 + kak excrement
Related forms
poppycockish, adjective
Synonyms
balderdash, bunk, hogwash, rubbish.
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British Dictionary definitions for poppy-cockish

poppycock

/ˈpɒpɪˌkɒk/
noun
1.
(informal) senseless chatter; nonsense
Word Origin
C19: from Dutch dialect pappekak, literally: soft excrement, from pap soft + kak dung; see pap1
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Word Origin and History for poppy-cockish

poppycock

n.

1865, American English, probably from Dutch dialect pappekak, from Middle Dutch pappe "soft food" (see pap) + kak "dung," from Latin cacare "to excrete" (see caca).

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Slang definitions & phrases for poppy-cockish

poppycock

noun

Nonsense; foolishness

[1865+; apparently fr Dutch pappekak, ''soft dung'']


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