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hog·wash

 (hôg′wôsh′, -wŏsh′, hŏg′-)
n.
1. Worthless, false, or ridiculous speech or writing; nonsense.
2. Garbage fed to hogs; swill.

hogwash

(ˈhɒɡˌwɒʃ)
n
1. informal nonsense
2. (Agriculture) pigswill

hog•wash

(ˈhɔgˌwɒʃ, -ˌwɔʃ, ˈhɒg-)

n.
1. refuse given to hogs; swill.
2. nonsense; bunk.
[1400–50]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hogwash - unacceptable behavior (especially ludicrously false statements)
dogshit, horseshit, Irish bull, bullshit, crap, shit, bull - obscene words for unacceptable behavior; "I put up with a lot of bullshit from that jerk"; "what he said was mostly bull"
drivel, garbage - a worthless message

hogwash

noun (Informal) nonsense, rubbish, garbage (informal), balls (taboo slang), bull (slang), shit (taboo slang), rot, crap (slang), trash, bunk (informal), bullshit (taboo slang), hot air (informal), tosh (slang, chiefly Brit.), pap, cobblers (Brit. taboo slang), bilge (informal), drivel, twaddle, tripe (informal), guff (slang), moonshine, hokum (slang, chiefly U.S. & Canad.), bunkum (chiefly U.S.), piffle (informal), poppycock (informal), balderdash, bosh (informal), eyewash (informal), kak (S. African taboo slang), hooey (slang), tommyrot That's a load of hogwash.
Translations
بَقايا الطَّعام
žvásty
sludder
sületlenség
vitleysa

hogwash

[ˈhɒgwɒʃ] Ntonterías fpl

hogwash

[ˈhɒgwɒʃ] n (= rubbish) → foutaises fpl ho ho [ˌhəʊˈhəʊ] ho ho ho [ˌhəʊˌhəʊˈhəʊ] excl (laughter)ha, ha, ha

hogwash

[ˈhɒgˌwɒʃ] n (fam) → stupidaggini fpl, cretinate fpl

hog

(hog) noun
(especially American) a pig.
verbpast tense, past participle hogged
1. to gobble up greedily.
2. to take or use more of than one ought to; to keep or use longer than one ought to. She's hogging the telephone and no-one else can use it.
ˈhogwash noun
(especially American) nonsense.
go the whole hog
to do something completely. I've bought a new dress – I think I'll go the whole hog and buy a complete outfit.
References in classic literature ?
Music is a good thing; and after all that soul-butter and hogwash I never see it freshen up things so, and sound so honest and bully.
The narrative that the postponement of Raila's planned swearing-in was a betrayal to his supporters is hogwash.
Also, before her Heritage Hogwash presentation, I had a lengthy visit with Alison Martin of The Livestock Conservancy (www.
It is hogwash to say that Labour and Gordon Brown played no part in the crash.
Claims that it would cost more to recover the debts than the money owed is hogwash.
The Adventures of Odd Socks & Co is the latest production by Coventry graduate theatre company Hogwash.
Judge Jeremy Gold QC agreed, commenting: "It sounds like hogwash.
Three days of wall to wall hogwash and hype - and what of the cost to the taxpayer?
Our society is sick too; what it constantly receives from SWAPO as medicine is a handful of Aspirins and a generous dose of hogwash.
Furthermore if MQM shows its seriousness of being a true opposition party not a mere hogwash like JUI (F) which enjoys the perks of being an opposition as well as treasury than MQM and other opposition parties would be invited to form a United opposition to exert more pressure on the government.
When kicked off the programme they can then sell a nonexistent life story to the media and write a book full of hogwash.
And for the kids there's plenty of free fun as Captain Hogwash and Puffin the Pirate pitch up at the course.