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flapdoodle

[ flap-dood-l ]
/ ˈflæpˌdud l /
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noun Informal.
nonsense; bosh.
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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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