flapdoodle

[ flap-dood-l ]
/ ˈflæpˌdud l /

noun Informal.

nonsense; bosh.

Nearby words

  1. flap,
  2. flap amputation,
  3. flap door,
  4. flap operation,
  5. flap valve,
  6. flapdragon,
  7. flaperon,
  8. flapjack,
  9. flapless amputation,
  10. flappable

Origin of flapdoodle

First recorded in 1820–30; origin uncertain

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British Dictionary definitions for flapdoodle

flapdoodle

/ (ˈflæpˌduːdəl) /

noun

slang foolish talk; nonsense

Word Origin for flapdoodle

C19: of unknown origin

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Word Origin and History for flapdoodle

flapdoodle

n.

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

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