hogwash
[ hawg-wosh ]
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Part of Speech noun (2), noun (1)
Origin + Etymology
Mid 15th century; English from hog + wash; the original sense was ‘kitchen swill for pigs’
Synonyms
noun (2)
  • nonsense
  • balderdash
  • gibberish
  • blarney
noun (1)
  • swill
  • slop
  • rubbish
Antonyms
noun (2)
  • assets
  • sense
  • truth
noun (1)
  • assets
  • possessions
Definition
noun (2)
meaningless or insincere talk, writing, etc.; nonsense; bunk
noun (1)
refuse given to hogs; swill
Examples
noun (2)
The nonsense coming out of the speaker's mouth was utter hogwash.
noun (1)
The pigs were fed hogwash for dinner.
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