Poppycock meaning

pŏp'ē-kŏk'
Senseless talk; nonsense.
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Foolish talk; nonsense.
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Nonsense!
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(colloquial) Foolish talk; nonsense.
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Origin of poppycock

  • Perhaps 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 kakka- in Indo-European roots)
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Dutch pappekak, from pap (“soft") + kak (“excrement").
    From Wiktionary