Word of the Day – Poppycock

By August 16, 2018Word of the Day

Poppycock (noun)

pop-ee-kok

Nonsense.

Mid 19th century: from Dutch dialect pappekak, from pap ‘soft’ + kak ‘dung’.

Example sentences

“He’s talking poppycock!”

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