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Senseless talk; nonsense.
[Perhaps from an unattested American colonial Dutch use of Dutch poppekak, doll's excrement (in contemporary Dutch, found mostly in variants of the expression zo fijn als gemalen poppekak, excessively pious (literally, as fine as powdered doll's excrement)) : pop, doll (from Middle Dutch poppe, from Vulgar Latin *puppa, from Latin pūpa) + kak, excrement (from kakken, to defecate, from Middle Dutch kacken, from Latin cacāre; see kakka- in Indo-European roots).]
informal senseless chatter; nonsense
[C19: from Dutch dialect pappekak, literally: soft excrement, from pap soft + kak dung; see pap1]
[1840–50, Amer.; perhaps < Dutch pappekak=pappe- pap1 + kak excrement]
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|Noun||1.||poppycock - senseless talk; "don't give me that stuff"|
noun (Informal) nonsense, rubbish, balls (taboo slang), bull (slang), shit (taboo slang), pants (informal), rot, crap (slang), garbage (informal), trash, bunk (informal), bullshit (taboo slang), hot air (informal), tosh (slang, chiefly Brit.), babble, bollocks (Brit. taboo slang), pap, cobblers (Brit. taboo slang), bilge (informal), drivel, twaddle, tripe (informal), gibberish, guff (slang), moonshine, baloney (informal), gobbledegook (informal), hogwash, hokum (slang, chiefly U.S. & Canad.), bunkum (chiefly U.S.), piffle (informal), balderdash, bosh (informal), eyewash (informal), hooey (slang), tommyrot, horsefeathers (U.S. slang) Experts dismiss this explanation as poppycock.