- (used with a singular or plural verb) something not worth considering.
- rubbish; nonsense; bunk (used to express contemptuous rejection).
Origin of horsefeathers
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Word Origin and History for horsefeathers
"nonsense," 1928, said to have been coined by U.S. cartoonist Billy De Beck; perhaps a variant of horseshit "nonsense," though the latter is attested only from 1940s.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper