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From Dutch dialect pappekak (soft dung) or poppekak (doll’s excrement). Ultimately from the Indo-European root kakka-/kaka- (to defecate) which also gave us cacophony, cacography, and cucking stool. Earliest documented use: 1852.
“The idea that what we do in the ballot box does not affect our daily lives is pure poppycock.”
Brian Greenspun; Hearing from the Greatest Generation; McClatchy-Tribune Business News (Washington, DC); Apr 13, 2014.
See more usage examples of poppycock in Vocabulary.com’s dictionary.
A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:There is one art of which man should be master, the art of reflection. -Samuel Taylor Coleridge, poet (21 Oct 1772-1834)