hogwash [hawg-wosh, -wawsh, hog-] ExamplesWord Origin See more synonyms for hogwash on Thesaurus.com noun

  1. refuse given to hogs; swill.
  2. any worthless stuff.
  3. meaningless or insincere talk, writing, etc.; nonsense; bunk.

Origin of hogwash 1400–50; 1900–05 for def 2; late Middle English. See hog, wash Related Words for hogwash refuse, absurdity, bunk, baloney, hooey, foolishness, drivel, debris, rubbish, bull, balderdash, ridiculousness, trash, rot, twaddle, poppycock, BS, hokum, horsefeathers Examples from the Web for hogwash Historical Examples of hogwash

  • Wot’s the good of your ladlin’ out that hogwash about huntin’?

    Snow-Bound at Eagle’s

    Bret Harte

  • Hogwash was beaten and so were all the favourites, and an outsider had won.

    Uncle Joe’s Stories

    Edward Hugessen Knatchbull-Hugesson, First Baron Brabourne

  • My friends, I have heard the vows which Paaker has poured out over our pure altars, like hogwash that men set before swine.

    Uarda, Complete

    Georg Ebers

  • British Dictionary definitions for hogwash hogwash noun

    1. informal nonsense
    2. pigswill

    Word Origin and History for hogwash n.

    mid-15c., “slops fed to pigs,” from hog (n.) + wash (n.). Extended to “cheap liquor” (1712) then to “inferior writing” (1773).

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