hogwash

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n hogwash unacceptable behavior (especially ludicrously false statements)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Hogwash Meaningless talk; nonsense; balderdash; bunk; -- also used as an interjection, expressing scornful disbelief.
    • Hogwash Swill.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n hogwash The refuse of a kitchen or brewery, etc., given to swine as food; swill.
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Quotations

  • Vladimir Nabokov
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    “Style and Structure are the essence of a book; great ideas are hogwash.”

Usage

In literature:

Wot's the good of your ladlin' out that hogwash about huntin'?
"Snow-Bound at Eagle's" by Bret Harte
Well, go ahead with the boys and dope out your hogwash.
"Merton of the Movies" by Harry Leon Wilson
Take that hogwash away.
"Heartbreak House" by George Bernard Shaw
They said they could not drink the tea; that it was hogwash.
"A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man" by James Joyce
Music is a good thing; and after all that soul-butter and hogwash I never see it freshen up things so, and sound so honest and bully.
"Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Part 5" by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
He won't tech no publican's hogwash acrost the bar.
"A Diversity of Creatures" by Rudyard Kipling
That vague promise by Security was so much hogwash; yet it was surprising how much he had counted on it.
"Police Your Planet" by Lester del Rey
Too many wrong things, too many highfalutin' notions, too much just plain old hogwash.
"My Shipmate--Columbus" by Stephen Wilder
Ther's folks paid fer that sort o' hogwash.
"The One-Way Trail" by Ridgwell Cullum
It sounded like hogwash to Pell.
"Brink of Madness" by Walter J. Sheldon
I wouldn't have a belly-ache, if it wasn't for th' hogwash they gave us to-day.
"Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist" by Alexander Berkman
If ever they say that to you, you tell 'em, 'Hogwash.
"The Black Fawn" by James Arthur Kjelgaard
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In poetry:

See 'em go slouching there,
With cowed and crouching air
Dundering dullards!
How the whole nation shook
While Milord Beaverbrook
Fed 'em with hogwash!
"The Charge Of The Bread Brigade" by Ezra Pound

In news:

As a fifth-generation Texan, I am really getting tired of these radical kooks wasting our time with hogwash.
Experts Say Rumors Of Pork Shortage Are Hogwash .
Brice Bogle's "Equality for All" (Sept 29), is a bunch of hogwash .
Bacon Shortage Is Hogwash .
(AP) — Gov Martin O'Malley says television ads against Maryland's proposed gambling expansion are " hogwash " and "a bunch of West Virginia casino hooey.
Bacon deficit is ' hogwash ,' but pork will be pricey.
Bacon shortage may be hogwash , but prices will still rise.
Dauch on ' hogwash '.
Draghi's Half Point Save Euro: Hogwash .
Vanity Fair's Report About Nazanin Boniadi, Tom Cruise Is " Hogwash ".
Councilman calls Mayor's budget hogwash .
Roland Martin's new statement, old hogwash .
Hogwash , say GOP senators.
Story That Bruce Springsteen Was Inspiration for 'Solsbury Hill' Is ' Hogwash '.
Hogwash coming to Akron beer festival.
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In science:

In the 1990’s we learned that this attitude is hogwash.
Theoretical Summary Lecture for EPS HEP99
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