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pop·py·cock

 (pŏp′ē-kŏk′)
n.
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).]
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poppycock

(ˈpɒpɪˌkɒk)
n
informal senseless chatter; nonsense
[C19: from Dutch dialect pappekak, literally: soft excrement, from pap soft + kak dung; see pap1]
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pop•py•cock

(ˈpɒp iˌkɒk)

n.
nonsense; foolishness.
[1840–50, Amer.; perhaps < Dutch pappekak=pappe- pap1 + kak excrement]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.poppycock - senseless talk; "don't give me that stuff"
hokum, meaninglessness, nonsense, nonsensicality, bunk - a message that seems to convey no meaning
jargon, lingo, patois, argot, vernacular, slang, cant - a characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves); "they don't speak our lingo"
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poppycock

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.
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poppycock

noun
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Translations

poppycock

[ˈpɒpɪkɒk] Npaparruchas fpl, tonterías fpl
poppycock!¡paparruchas!
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poppycock

[ˈpɒpikɒk] nbalivernes fplPoppy Day (British) njour m de l'Armisticepoppy seed ngraine f de pavotpop quiz n (US)interrogation f (écrite) surprisePopsicle® [ˈpɒpsɪkəl] n (US) (= ice lolly) → glace f à l'eaupop singer nchanteur/euse m/f poppop socks npl (British)mi-bas mpl (fins)pop song nchanson f poppop star npop star f
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poppycock

n (dated inf)Unsinn m, → Blödsinn m (inf)
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poppycock

[ˈpɒpɪˌkɒk] n (fam) → scempiaggini fpl
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Then it was all poppycock, two cents a word for minimum rate and payment upon acceptance.
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WHAT an absolute load of powder-puffed poppycock this is, aimed mainly at girls.
What a load of poppycock. Presumably Andy Street was out to justify the creation of the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA).
And the council's deputy leader, Labour councillor David Walsh, dismissed the motion as "poppycock."
What absolute poppycock. The code of conduct is quite straight forward and certainly doesn't need amending.
Shadow international development secretary Diane Abbott denied she was being lined up to replace Mr Benn, branding the rumours "poppycock and piffle".