American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Irish Black magic; sorcery.
- n. Irish An evil spell; an incantation.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Witchcraft; incantation; charm.
- Anglo-Irish, from Irish piseog ("witchcraft"), from Middle Irish piseóc, pisóc. (Wiktionary)
- Irish Gaelic píseog, from Middle Irish pisóc, piseóc. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“I reached for it and rubbed it—even though I knew the talk of fairies was a lot of pishogue.”
““All that rigmarole Henrietta McCrumb told you about the horse is nothing but pishogue,” I said.”
““Even though it’s pishogue, it won’t hurt to be cautious,” I agreed.”
““Dad would say it was all pishogue, so don’t tell him, Mom.””
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