[hawg-wosh, -wawsh, hog-]
- refuse given to hogs; swill.
- any worthless stuff.
- meaningless or insincere talk, writing, etc.; nonsense; bunk.
Origin of hogwash
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Examples from the Web for hogwash
Wot's the good of your ladlin' out that hogwash about huntin'?Snow-Bound at Eagle's
Hogwash was beaten and so were all the favourites, and an outsider had won.Uncle Joe's Stories
Edward Hugessen Knatchbull-Hugesson, First Baron Brabourne
My friends, I have heard the vows which Paaker has poured out over our pure altars, like hogwash that men set before swine.Uarda, Complete
- informal nonsense
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Word Origin and History for hogwash
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