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Monday, September 15, 2014

Definitions for flapdoodle

  1. Informal. nonsense; bosh.

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Citations for flapdoodle
Well, by-and-by the king he gets up and comes forward a little, and works himself up and slobbers out a speech, all full of tears and flapdoodle about its being a sore trial for him and his poor brother… Mark Twain, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, 1884
Could you tell anybody who's interested that I've been under severe strain recently, or some such flap-doodle? Everyone'll think I was as tight as a tick anyway, but I suppose we might as well preserve the outward forms if we can. Kingsley Amis, The Green Man, 1969
Origin of flapdoodle
1820-1830
Flapdoodle came to English in the 1800s and is of uncertain origin.
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