MEANING: noun: Nonsense.

ETYMOLOGY: 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.


POPPYCOOK - Orville Riedenbacher's mascot

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PROPPYCOCK - a pub for theater folk