hogwash [hawg-wosh, -wawsh, hog-] ExamplesWord Originnoun
- refuse given to hogs; swill.
- any worthless stuff.
- 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’?
Hogwash was beaten and so were all the favourites, and an outsider had won.
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.
British Dictionary definitions for hogwash hogwash noun
- informal nonsense
Word Origin and History for hogwash n.