from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Chiefly British Slang Nonsense; rubbish.
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- n. Senseless talk or writing; nonsense.
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- n. nonsensical talk or writing
EC, fess up – you copy your codswallop from a large book collection of Keynes-Samuelson cant, don’t you?
As to what Her Ladyship had to say about the proms I can sum up thus: codswallop, which is code for ‘balderdash’.
One Hiram Codd did 'invent' a cold refreshing drink which it is claimed was called codswallop and since the Cockney slang for a glass of beer is a glass of wallop, maybe this is its etymological origin.
Boris Johnson today dismissed continuing concerns over the News of the World's use of phone hacking as "codswallop" that "looks like a politically motivated put-up job by the Labour party".
I was going to use the same description, but was not sure on the spelling; I was leaning towards "codswallop" though.
In a 2008 book, Prof. MacKay dismisses what he calls the "codswallop" in the energy debate, such as government campaigns to get citizens to turn off their cellphone chargers.
At his home in Edinburgh's Lauriston Place, Mr MacDonald dismissed the illegitimacy claims as "codswallop".
On reflection whilst I stand by the thrust of that comment I would like to apologise for the intemperate use of words such as codswallop and and craven.
I was watching TV tonight and someone said that the word 'codswallop' had soft drink origins.
"codswallop" colleges provide, as well as experience.
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