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hogwash

[ hawg-wosh, -wawsh, hog- ]
/ ˈhɔgˌwɒʃ, -ˌwɔʃ, ˈhɒg- /
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noun

refuse given to hogs; swill.
any worthless stuff.
meaningless or insincere talk, writing, etc.; nonsense; bunk.

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Origin of hogwash

1400–50; 1900–05 for def. 2; late Middle English. See hog, wash
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British Dictionary definitions for hogwash

hogwash
/ (ˈhɒɡˌwɒʃ) /

noun

informal nonsense
pigswill
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