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also flap-doo·dle  (flăp′do͞od′l)
n. Slang
Foolish talk; nonsense.

[Origin unknown.]


slang foolish talk; nonsense
[C19: of unknown origin]


(ˈflæpˌdud l)

n. Informal.
nonsense; bosh.


[ˈflæpˌduːdl] Nchorrada f
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Well, by and by the king he gets up and comes for- ward a little, and works himself up and slobbers out a speech, all full of tears and flapdoodle about its being a sore trial for him and his poor brother to lose the diseased, and to miss seeing diseased alive after the long journey of four thousand mile, but it's a trial that's sweetened and sanctified to us by this dear sym- pathy and these holy tears, and so he thanks them out of his heart and out of his brother's heart, because out of their mouths they can't, words being too weak and cold, and all that kind of rot and slush, till it was just sickening; and then he blubbers out a pious goody- goody Amen, and turns himself loose and goes to cry- ing fit to bust.
(2.) According to the California Labor and Workforce Agency website, Wins sold garments to K-Mart, JC Penny, Sears, TJ Maxx, Sam's Club, Merwn's, Bebe, It's my Baby, Kandy Kiss, Cut Loose, Two Star Dog, Flapdoodles, M.B.
What other playwright would dare populate his plays with space aliens, dancing plates and spoons, vampires, girl huns, mystic furballs and bodacious flapdoodles?