flapdoodle

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Noun[edit]

flapdoodle (countable and uncountable, plural flapdoodles)

  1. (uncountable) nonsense
    • 2007, The Times [1]:
      It is not worth falling into dispute over such a flapdoodle of a vestimentary matter.
    • 1832-3, Metropolitan Magazine [2]:
      ‘The gentleman has eaten no small quantity of flapdoodle in his lifetime.’ ‘What’s that, O’Brien?’ replied I. ‘Why, Peter,’ rejoined he, ‘it’s the stuff they feed fools on.’
  2. (countable) A speaker or writer of nonsense.

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  • flap-doodle, doodleflap, flipdoodle

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