codswallop


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cods·wal·lop

 (kŏdz′wŏl′əp)
n. Chiefly British Slang
Nonsense; rubbish.

[Origin unknown.]

codswallop

(ˈkɒdzˌwɒləp)
n
slang Brit nonsense
[C20: of unknown origin]

cods•wal•lop

(ˈkɒdzˌwɒl əp)

n. Brit.
nonsense; rubbish.
[1960–65]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.codswallop - nonsensical talk or writing
drivel, garbage - a worthless message
jargon, lingo, patois, argot, vernacular, slang, cant - a characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves); "they don't speak our lingo"
Translations

codswallop

[ˈkɒdzwɒləp] N (Brit) → chorradas fpl

codswallop

[ˈkɒdzwɒləp] n (British) (= nonsense) → bobards mplco-ed [ˈkəʊɛd]
adj abbr = co-educational
n abbr (US) (= female student) → étudiante (d'une université mixte)co-educational coeducational [ˌkəʊɛdʒʊˈkeɪʃənəl] adj [school, college, university] → mixte

codswallop

n (Brit inf) → Stuss m (dated inf)

codswallop

[ˈkɒdzˌwɒləp] n (Brit) (fam) → stupidaggini fpl, sciocchezze fpl
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