Informal foolish talk; nonsense
Origin of poppycockDutch pappekak, literally , soft dung
Senseless talk; nonsense.
Origin of poppycockPerhaps from an unattested American colonial Dutch use of Dutch poppekak doll's excrement ( in contemporary Dutch) ( found mostly in variants of the expression zo fijn als gemalen poppekak excessively pious (literally, as fine as powdered doll's excrement) ) pop doll ( from Middle Dutch poppe ) ( from Vulgar Latin puppa ) ( from Latin pūpa ) kak excrement ( from kakken to defecate ) ( from Middle Dutch kacken ) ( from Latin cacāre ; see kakka- in Indo-European roots.)
- (colloquial) foolish talk; nonsense.