poppycock

[ pop-ee-kok ]
/ ˈpɒp iˌkɒk /

noun

nonsense; bosh.

Origin of poppycock

1840–50, Americanism; perhaps < Dutch pappekak, equivalent to pappe- pap1 + kak excrement

Related forms

pop·py·cock·ish, adjective
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poppycock

/ (ˈpɒpɪˌkɒk) /

noun

informal senseless chatter; nonsense

Word Origin for poppycock

C19: from Dutch dialect pappekak, literally: soft excrement, from pap soft + kak dung; see pap 1
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