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


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

Origin of hogwash

1400–50; 1900–05 for def 2; late Middle English. See hog, wash
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Example sentences from the Web for hogwash

  • Wot's the good of your ladlin' out that hogwash about huntin'?

  • 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|Georg Ebers

British Dictionary definitions for hogwash

/ (ˈhɒɡˌwɒʃ) /


informal nonsense
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