Hogwash

Pronunciation: [ hawg-wosh ]


Definition: noun

1: refuse given to hogs; swill

2: meaningless or insincere talk, writing, etc.; nonsense; bunk

Origin: Mid 15th century; English


Etymology: from hog + wash; the original sense was ‘kitchen swill for pigs’


Usage:


Synonyms:

1:

  • swill

  • slop

  • rubbish

2:

  • nonsense

  • balderdash

  • gibberish

  • blarney

Antonyms:

1:

  • assets

  • possessions

2:

  • assets

  • sense

  • truth

Example:

1: The pigs were fed hogwash for dinner.

2: The nonsense coming out of the speaker's mouth was utter hogwash.

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