codology

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From cod +‎ -ology.

Noun[edit]

codology (uncountable)

  1. (Ireland, colloquial) Hoaxing, humbugging, bluffing, deception.
    • 1922, James Joyce, Ulysses:
      Bloom comes out with the why and the wherefore and all the codology of the business.
    • 6 June 2004, Hugh Leonard, A night with Hilton and Michael, Sunday Independent:
      Being an Englishman, Hilton had no time for codology.

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