[[t]hɒ̱gwɒʃ, AM hɔ͟ːg-[/t]]
N-UNCOUNT (disapproval)
If you describe what someone says as hogwash, you think it is nonsense. [INFORMAL]

Sugar said it was a `load of hogwash' that he was not interested in football.


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