Definition of poppycock in English:
noun[mass noun] informal
Nonsense: he said I was talking poppycock
More example sentences
- ‘It was all absolute nonsense, complete poppycock,’ said Lennon.
- And all this talk of it being a man's world is pure balderdash, poppycock and gibberish.
- It should have been called nonsense and poppycock, but it was tempting to believe it as prices just kept rocketing.
informal rot, tripe, hogwash, baloney, drivel, bilge, bosh, bull, bunk, guff, eyewash, piffle, phooey, hooey, malarkey, twaddle, dribble
Scottish & Northern English informal havers
North American vulgar slang crapola
mid 19th century: from Dutch dialect pappekak, from pap 'soft' + kak 'dung'.
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