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Definition of hogwash noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

hogwash

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈhɒɡwɒʃ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈhɔːɡwɑːʃ//
 
, NAmE//ˈhɑːɡwɑːʃ//
 
, NAmE//ˈhɔːɡwɔːʃ//
 
, NAmE//ˈhɑːɡwɔːʃ//
 
[uncountable] (informal)
 
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an idea, argument, etc. that you think is stupid He denounced his opponent’s speech as ‘pure political hogwash’. Word Origin mid 15th cent.: from hog + wash; the original sense was ‘kitchen swill for pigs’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: hogwash