Hogwash



[hawg-wosh, -wawsh, hog-] /ˈhɔgˌwɒʃ, -ˌwɔʃ, ˈhɒg-/

noun
1.
refuse given to hogs; swill.
2.
any worthless stuff.
3.
meaningless or insincere talk, writing, etc.; nonsense; bunk.
/ˈhɒɡˌwɒʃ/
noun
1.
(informal) nonsense
2.
pigswill
n.

mid-15c., “slops fed to pigs,” from hog (n.) + wash (n.). Extended to “cheap liquor” (1712) then to “inferior writing” (1773).

noun

Empty and pretentious talk; nonsense; baloney, bullshit: It’s hogwash. There’s no such thing/ Bradley is too soft, too fragile. Hogslop

[first form 1882+, second 1990s+; fr the house waste fed to hogs; the date of hogslop is probably earlier; hog-slosh in the same sense is found by the 1940s]

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