horsefeathers


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horse·feath·ers

 (hôrs′fĕth′ərs) Slang
n. (used with a sing. verb)
Nonsense; foolishness.
interj.
Used to express disagreement or exasperation.

[Alteration of horseshit.]

horsefeathers

(ˈhɔːsˌfɛðəz)
n
nonsense, foolishness
interj
a term used to express disagreement, exasperation or disbelief

horse•feath•ers

(ˈhɔrsˌfɛð ərz)
Slang. n.
1. rubbish; nonsense.
interj.
2. (used to express contempt, annoyance, dismissal, etc.)
[1925–30, Amer.; euphemism for horseshit]
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