horsefeathers

[ hawrs-feth-erz ]
/ ˈhɔrsˌfɛð ərz /
Slang.

noun (used with a singular verb)

something not worth considering.

interjection

rubbish; nonsense; bunk (used to express contemptuous rejection).

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Origin of horsefeathers

First recorded in 1925–30; horse + feathers (originally an Americanism, used as a euphemism for horseshit)
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