Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Worthless, false, or ridiculous speech or writing; nonsense.
  • n. Garbage fed to hogs; swill.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. foolish talk or writing; nonsense.
  • n. swill.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Swill.
  • n. Meaningless talk; nonsense; balderdash; bunk; -- also used as an interjection, expressing scornful disbelief.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The refuse of a kitchen or brewery, etc., given to swine as food; swill.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. unacceptable behavior (especially ludicrously false statements)

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Examples

  • Where do I sign up to send all of my money to these people to ensure that these crooks can preach their hogwash from the highest mountain?

    New group tries to convince Cheney to run in 2012

  • Now this hogwash is centre stage when homes are reprocessed, pensioners are on the breadline, Britain is heading for a police state, shame on the BBC, it was only a matter of time before the state took over the BBC.

    Archive 2008-10-01

  • HENRY: And when pressed by CNN's Wolf Blitzer about the criticism that the White House has lost credibility because of mistakes made in Iraq, the vice president said, quote, "hogwash" -- Miles.

    CNN Transcript Jan 25, 2007

  • HENRY: Now when pressed on the criticism that the White House has lost credibility because of mistakes made in Iraq, the vice president dismissed that criticism as, quote, "hogwash" -- Lou?

    CNN Transcript Jan 24, 2007

  • No. That would be called hogwash in Luttrell, Tennessee.

    CNN Transcript Jan 10, 2006

  • That would be called hogwash in Luttrell, Tennessee.

    CNN Transcript Oct 2, 2005

  • Some observers fear their capabilities are dwarfed by the task ahead and that their plan amounts to what one diplomat called "hogwash".

    Telegraph.co.uk - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • I announce the idea hogwash, scribble a host of totally disconnected references to the Bible, ancient near eastern kings, some hieroglyphs, a stolen word or two of Chinease I've picked up

    Wired Campus

  • I'm certainly not involved with the Toronto public school board at all, so I don't know but this 'alternative model' sounds like a crock of self-entitled hogwash to me.

    blogTO

  • Indeed, one may argue that some business cards have personal details, such as mobile phone numbers, which reinforce the claim that they ought be kept private, to which my reply is 'hogwash'.

    Andy Miah: Has the Business Card Finally Had Its Day?

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