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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A coward.
  • noun Contemptibly petty, insignificant nonsense.
  • adjective Cowardly; afraid.
  • adjective Contemptibly unimportant; petty.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun slang a false statement that is considered to indicate timidity or fear.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective slang petty and contemptible; compare bullshit
  • adjective slang cowardly
  • noun slang something petty and contemptible
  • noun military (vulgar, slang) A low-ranking officer who lords over and needlessly makes life miserable for his underlings, a petty, abusive martinet.

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

  • noun a false statement that is considered to indicate timidity or fear

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