Definition of flapdoodle in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈflapˌdo͞odl/


informal, chiefly US
1Nonsense: people who are prey to dogmatic flapdoodle
More example sentences
  • Commentary has pretty much adopted him as their science guy, and he has published a steady stream of flapdoodle in their pages over the last decade.
  • For years, nitwits have been churning out flapdoodle like Leadership Secrets of Attila the Hun and connect-the-dots management guides purporting to apply the wisdom of Machiavelli to the modern boardroom.
  • It looks like typical, classic, psychic flapdoodle to me.
1.1A fool.
Example sentences
  • When she heard what happened, she sighed, shook her curly-haired head and said of Learner, ‘What a flapdoodle!’


Mid 19th century: an arbitrary formation.

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Syllabification: flap·doo·dle

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