Etymology
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hogwash (n.)

mid-15c., hogges wash, "kitchen slops fed to pigs, refuse of a kitchen or brewery," from hog (n.) + wash (n.). Extended to "cheap liquor" (1712) then to "inferior writing" (1773).

updated on August 01, 2015

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Definitions of hogwash from WordNet

hogwash (n.)
unacceptable behavior (especially ludicrously false statements);
Synonyms: bunk / bunkum / buncombe / guff / rot
Etymologies are not definitions. From wordnet.princeton.edu, not affiliated with etymonline.