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



BrE BrE//ˈkɒdzwɒləp//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɑːdzwɑːləp//
[uncountable](old-fashioned, British English, informal)
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nonsense I've never heard such a load of old codswallop in my life. Word Origin 1960s: perhaps named after Hiram Codd, who invented a bottle for fizzy drinks (1875); the derivation remains unconfirmed.