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

[Alteration of horseshit.]


nonsense, foolishness
a term used to express disagreement, exasperation or disbelief


(ˈhɔrsˌfɛð ərz)
Slang. n.
1. rubbish; nonsense.
2. (used to express contempt, annoyance, dismissal, etc.)
[1925–30, Amer.; euphemism for horseshit]
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She spent most of her time at the Road House in Marlborough and its successors, Souvenir's and Horsefeathers but she also worked at Don's Donuts in Westboro, Sunshine Dairy in Northboro, Maryann's, Case n Eight, Bumpy's Duca's in Framingham, The Gathering, the Ground Round in Framingham, Tom Foolery's in Westborough, the Piccadilly in Marlborough and finally at Allison's Restaurant in Kennebunkport, Maine.
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