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poppycock

[ pop-ee-kok ]SEE DEFINITION OF poppycock

Synonyms for poppycock

  • babble
  • balderdash
  • baloney
  • bull
  • bunk
  • drivel
  • foolery
  • foolishness
  • gibberish
  • hogwash
  • hooey
  • jive
  • malarkey
  • palaver
  • prattle
  • rubbish
  • silliness
  • trash
  • empty talk
  • hot air
  • mumbo jumbo
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Antonyms for poppycock

  • possessions
  • sense
  • truth
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR POPPYCOCK

"That's poppycock," Mason replied, flinging away his cigarette.

Tweedledee is right, everything else to the contrary is Poppycock.'

It is all poppycock to say that education can make a gentleman; don't you think so?

“Poppycock,” said Hudson, briefly, and resumed his cogitation.

"Poppycock," whispered Shelby to Carlotta, as he held her hand.

The Poppycock's a fowl of English breed, And therefore many think him fine indeed.

Then it was all poppycock, two cents a word for minimum rate and payment upon acceptance.

From all the poppycock Anglice bosh you talked about poker, I'd ha' played a straight game, and skinned you.

“That is all poppycock,” exclaimed Compton, rather more irritably than was usual with him.

The whole business is poppycock, in my opinion, and the sooner this bubble bursts the better.

WORD ORIGIN

1865, American English, probably from Dutch dialect pappekak, from Middle Dutch pappe "soft food" (see pap) + kak "dung," from Latin cacare "to excrete" (see caca).

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nounbaloney
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  • hooey
  • malarkey
  • nonsense
  • poppycock
  • pulp
  • rubbish
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