horseshit

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

horse +‎ shit

Noun[edit]

horseshit ‎(uncountable)

  1. (vulgar, slang) Serious harassment or abuse.
    That scumbag dumped a whole carload of horseshit over his associates.
  2. (vulgar, slang) Blatant nonsense, more likely stemming from ignorance than any intent to deceive.
    Don't you realize that's horseshit?
  3. (vulgar, slang) bullshit
  4. (literally) horse faeces
    • 2001, Gil Roscoe, Company of Thieves[1], page 54:
      A huge one. It was my job to mix the horseshit in with the soil. Great big wheelbarrows full of horseshit. We used to drive around to farms that had horses and ask them if we could shovel up their horseshit.
    • 2012, Laurel Dewey, Betty's (Little Basement) Garden[2], page 253:
      The aroma was a mix of cedar, hay and horseshit but somehow, Betty found it pleasantly intoxicating.

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