Sorry, no definitions found. Check out and contribute to the discussion of this word!


Sorry, no etymologies found.


Help support Wordnik (and make this page ad-free) by adopting the word codswallow.


    Sorry, no example sentences found.


Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.

  • from Conrad Black's grandiose vocabulary-- "nonsense"

    March 24, 2009

  • You're sure this isn't just a badly spelled version of codswallop, which seems the most likely explanation for its not appearing in any dictionary that I currently have access to?

    March 24, 2009

  • That was my first thought--it's very similar. Perhaps a variation?

    March 24, 2009

  • Oh assuredly you are not of the gay gudgeon-garglers!

    The coy shark-ingesters and indulgent schnarfarglers!

    So drop a slimy carp and be inducted to follow

    The murky digestive of the troop of codswallow!

    March 24, 2009