from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Senseless talk; nonsense.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. foolish talk; nonsense.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Trivial talk; nonsense; stuff and rubbish.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. senseless talk
All of the above poppycock is a mere euphemism; for hate the black president.
Apparently the word poppycock means "senseless talk" and probably originated from the Dutch who have a similar word pappekak which means "soft dung".
I guess me get too excited for my own good, but where did the word poppycock come from?
I agree with you about the word poppycock, but disagree that Simon's argument fits the term.
COOPER: Candy, we don't hear the word -- the word poppycock enough, do we?
Gerry Doherty, leader of the TSSA union, and a vocal opponent of Network Rail's bonus payments, said the company's claims of record punctuality were "poppycock".
In an attempt to thwart the onset of this condition in myself I recently caught myself using the word "poppycock", I have admitted that there is indeed still much I don't know, and have also resolved to open my mind to new knowledge.
In the wake of the Twinkie defense, a representative of the ITT-owned Continental Baking Company asserted that the notion that overdosing on the cream-filled goodies could lead to murderous behavior was "poppycock" and "crap" -- apparently two of the artificial ingredients in Twinkies, along with sodium pyrophosphate and yellow dye -- while another spokesperson for ITT couldn't believe "that a rational jury paid serious attention to that issue."
Nor is it "poppycock" to deem the administration of George W. Bush distinctly different from its predecessors.
To them I say "poppycock"; they are simply being selfish by wishing for no evolution and growth in Mx. And yes, some will get hurt in the process. dondon nfabq