Reverse Dictionary: NONSENSE


NONSENSE, NONSENSICAL – ADJECTIVES
– a nonsense word; ‘A signe of good shaving, my catastrophonicall fine boy.’ • CATASTROPHONICAL 1605 obs.
– full of nonsense • FULL OF BEANS Bk1990 Amer. sl.
– full of nonsense • FULL OF BULL 20C Amer. sl.
– full of nonsense • FULL OF CRAP 20C US sl.
– full of nonsense • FULL OF HOPS Bk1990 Amer. sl.
– full of nonsense • FULL OF HOT AIR Bk1990 Amer. sl.
– full of nonsense • FULL OF IT 20C Brit. & Amer. sl.
– full of nonsense • FULL OF PRUNES Bk1990 Amer. sl.
– full of nonsense • FULL OF SHIT 20C US sl.
– nonsensical • BUNKY 20C US sl.
– nonsensical • FANDANGLING 1876 Amer. dial.
– nonsensical • RAIMAN 1919 Sc.
– nonsensical • RIMBLE-RAMBLE 1690 sl.
– nonsensical • TOMMYROTIC 1895
– nonsensical • UNSENSICAL 1692 obs.
– nonsensical, absurd • JUNKY 1960s US sl.
– nonsensical, chattering, gossiping • HAVERING 1721 Sc.
– nonsensical, contemptible • BOSHY 1860
– nonsensical, eccentric • NONSICAL 1876 Eng. dial.
– nonsensical, foolish • BLATHRIE Bk1911 Sc.
– nonsensical, incoherent, rambling • SKIMBLE-SKAMBLE 1596
– nonsensical, roundabout • RIGMAROLE Bk1903 sl.
– nonsensical, sentimental • MUSH-BRAINED 1980s sl.
– nonsensical, sham; of the nature of a ‘flam’ • FLAMBUGINOUS 1813 rare
– nonsensical, silly • FIDDLECOME 1697 obs.
– nonsensical, talking foolishly • HAVEREL  • HAVERIL  1685 Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
– nonsensical, vain • MATAEOLOGICAL 1716 obs.
– nonsensical, weak with overtones of effeminacy • MOLLYSLOP L19 sl.
– often talking nonsense • FLANNEL-MOUTHED 1884
– talking in a nonsensical way • HAIVRELLY 1825 Sc.
​- talking nonsense • PROMOSSING Bk1892 Aust. sl.


NONSENSE etc. – INTERJECTIONS & PHRASES
– all nonsense! all rot! • ALL JIMMY! Bk1896 sl.
– balls! = nonsense! • A SHORT REPLY IN THE PLURAL 20C
– nonsense! • ARSEHOLES! Bk1999 Aust. sl.
– nonsense! • BOOSHWAH! Bk1934 college sl.
– nonsense! • BOSH AND MOONSHINE! 1940 Amer. dial.
– nonsense! • BULL DURHAM! 1928 Amer. euphemism
– nonsense! • BULLFEATHERS! 1980 Amer. dial.
– nonsense! • BUSH! 1965 Amer. dial.
– nonsense! • BUSHWA! 1920 Amer. dial.
– nonsense! • HOOEY! 1920s sl.
– nonsense! • HORSECOLLAR! 1920s US sl.
– nonsense! • HORSEFEATHERS! Bk1995 US sl.
– nonsense! • HORSE SHIT! Bk1995 US sl.
– nonsense! • IN A PIG’S EYE! Bk1995 US sl.
– nonsense! • MOLASSES! 1924 Amer. dial.
– nonsense! • MY ARSE! 1710 sl.
– nonsense! • MY EYE AND BETTY MARTIN1785
– nonsense! • PANTS! 1990s sl.
– nonsense! • RASPBERRIES! 1910s US sl.
– nonsense! • SKITTLES! 1886 colloq.
– nonsense! • SLUSH! M19 colloq.
– nonsense! • STUFF! 1701 sl.
– nonsense! fiddlesticks! • FIDDLE UP A GUM TREE! 1959 Amer. dial.
– nonsense! fiddlesticks! • FIDDLE-FADDLE! 1959 Amer. dial.
– nonsense! fiddlesticks! • FIDDLESTOCK! 1849 Amer. dial.
– nonsense! fiddlesticks! • TILLEY-VALLEY! 1816 obs. or arch.
– nonsense! fiddlesticks! • TILLIE VALLIE! c1630 obs. or arch.
– nonsense! fiddlesticks! • TILLY-FALLY! 1597 obs. or arch.
– nonsense! fiddlesticks! • TILLY-VALLY! 1601 obs. or arch.
– nonsense! fiddlesticks! • TULLY VALY! a1529 obs. or arch.
– nonsense! humbug! • BENDER19C sl.
– nonsense! humbug! • OH, DUMMY! c1860 tailors’ sl.
– nonsense! humbug! • RATS! 1886 sl.
– nonsense! humbug! rubbish! • WALKER! 1811
– nonsense! I don’t believe it! • PHOOEY! 1929 sl., orig. US
– nonsense! it is ridiculous • BALONEY! Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– nonsense! it is ridiculous • BEANS! Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– nonsense! it is ridiculous • BLAH! Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– nonsense! it is ridiculous • BLOOEY! Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– nonsense! it is ridiculous • BLUEY! Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– nonsense! it is ridiculous • FIDDLE-DE-DEE! Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– nonsense! it is ridiculous • FIDDLE-FADDLE! Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– nonsense! it is ridiculous • FIDDLESTICKS! Bk1942 colloq.
– nonsense! it is ridiculous • FIGS! Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– nonsense! it is ridiculous • IN THE NAME OF THE PROPHET! Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– nonsense! it is ridiculous • IN YOUR HAT! Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– nonsense! it is ridiculous • IT IS TO LAUGH! Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– nonsense! it is ridiculous • IT’S ALL MY EYE! Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– nonsense! it is ridiculous • IT’S BALONEY NO MATTER HOW THIN YOU SLICE IT! Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– nonsense! it is ridiculous • OH, LA-LA! Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– nonsense! it is ridiculous • PHO! Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– nonsense! it is ridiculous • PHOOEY TO YOUEY! Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– nonsense! it is ridiculous • PISH-PASH! Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– nonsense! it is ridiculous • POOH! Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– nonsense! it is ridiculous • POPPYCOCK! Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– nonsense! it is ridiculous • POSH! Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– nonsense! it is ridiculous • POUF! Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– nonsense! it is ridiculous • RAZZBERRIES! Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– nonsense! it is ridiculous • SOOSH! Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– nonsense! it is ridiculous • SPOOF! Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– nonsense! it is ridiculous • THAT COPS THE LAUGH! Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– nonsense! it is ridiculous • THAT RATES A HEE-HAW! Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– nonsense! it is ridiculous • THAT SLAYS ME! Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– nonsense! it is ridiculous • THAT’S RIDICK! Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– nonsense! it is ridiculous • TOSH! Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– nonsense! nuts! • NERTS!  • NERTZ! 1922 US sl.
– nonsense! rubbish! • FADDLE-DE-DEE! Bk1900 Eng. dial.
– nonsense! rubbish! • HAIVERS!  • HAVERS! 1825 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– nonsense! rubbish! • MY EYE! E19
– nonsense! rubbish! • MY EYE AND A BANDBOX! E19
– nonsense! rubbish! • MY EYES AND A BANDBOX! E19
– nonsense! rubbish! • MY GRANDMOTHER! L18
– nonsense! rubbish! • MY GRANNY! L18
– nonsense! rubbish! • TARADIDDLE! M19 sl.
– nonsense! rubbish! • TITS! M19 sl.
– one is talking nonsense • ONE’S ASSHOLE SUCKS WIND 1967 Amer. sl.
– one is talking nonsense • ONE’S ASS SUCKS BUTTERMILK  c1954 Amer. sl.
– one is talking nonsense • ONE’S ASS SUCKS STRAIGHT WIND 1961 Amer. sl.
– one is talking nonsense • ONE’S ASS SUCKS WIND 1920 Amer. sl.
– stop talking nonsense! • PULL THE CHAIN! 1921 US sl.
– stop talking nonsense! • TIE THAT BULL INSIDE! 1921 US sl.
– stuff and nonsense! bosh! • FUDGE! 1766
– talking nonsense • SPOUTIN’ A LOAD OF ANDY 20C Brit. sl.
– utter nonsense! rubbish! • BALLS! 1857 US sl.
– what nonsense! • FUSH! 1907 Amer. dial.


NONSENSE etc. – NOUNS
– absolute nonsense • QUICKSHIT 2000s Aust. sl.
– a constant stream of nonsense • DIARRHOEA OF THE JAWBONE 1944 US sl.
– a constant stream of nonsense • DIARRHOEA OF THE MOUTH 1948 US sl.
– a great deal of complete nonsense • HYTER-SKYTER B1900 Sc.
– an imaginary device used to measure the accumulated depth nonsense or ‘bullshit’ • OXOMETER 1940s World War II Brit. sl.
– a nonsensical speech, deceptive nonsense • FLIM-FLAM-FLIRT 1573
– anything that is nonsense • HEAP O’ NOUGHT 1870 Eng. dial.
– a piece of empty nonsense • HAGGIS-BAG 1844 Sc.
– a piece of nonsense • HAIVER 1793 Sc.
– a piece of nonsense • TRIM-TRAM 1533 obs.
– a quantity or source of nonsense • CROCK OF SHIT c1947 US & Can. sl.
– a string of nonsense • RANDIGAL 1895 Eng. dial.
– complete nonsense • HORSE 1903 Amer. sl.
– complete nonsense • HORSE APPLES 1929-30 US sl.
– complete nonsense • HORSECHIPS 1968 US sl.
– complete nonsense • HORSECOCK 1925 US sl.
– complete nonsense • HORSE COLLAR Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– complete nonsense • HORSECRAP 1934 US sl.
– complete nonsense • HORSE DOOKIE 1973 US sl.
– complete nonsense • HORSEFEATHERS 1927 sl, orig. US
– complete nonsense • HORSE HOCKEY 1964 US sl.
– complete nonsense • HORSE HOOEY 1989 US sl.
– complete nonsense • HORSE MANURE 1928 US sl.
– complete nonsense • HORSE PUCKY 1975 US sl.
– complete nonsense • HORSERADISH 1924 US sl.
– complete nonsense • HORSESHIT 1923 US sl.
– contemptible nonsense • BOSH 1834 sl. or colloq.
– foolish nonsense • BABBLES Bk1911 Sc.
– mere nonsense • FOLDEROL 19C
– nonsense • A LOT OF HURRAH Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– nonsense • A LOTTA APPLESAUCE Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– nonsense • A LOTTA BULL Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– nonsense • A LOTTA HOOEY Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– nonsense • A LOTTA HORSE Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– nonsense • ANGEL FOOD Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– nonsense • ANIMAL 20C US sl.
– nonsense • AP-CRAY 20C US Pig Latin for ‘crap’
– nonsense • APPLE BUTTER Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– nonsense • APPLE STRUDEL Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– nonsense • ARGLE-BARGLE a1881
– nonsense • ARKYMALARKEY 1930s US sl.
– nonsense • ASPARAGUS Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– nonsense • BABBLES 1824 Sc.
– nonsense • BACKY Bk1898 Eng. dial.
– nonsense • BAKER SIERRA 1986 US military sl. (radio code Baker ‘B’ + Sierra ‘S’ for ‘bullshit’)
– nonsense • BALONEY Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– nonsense • BALOOEY 1967 Amer. dial.
– nonsense • BANANA OIL Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– nonsense • BEANS M19 US sl.
– nonsense • BEEF Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– nonsense • BIBBLE 19C Eng. dial.
– nonsense • BIRDSEED Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– nonsense • BLADDERDASH Bk1911 Sc.
– nonsense • BLADERDASH Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
– nonsense • BLATHERSKITE Bk1911 Sc.
– nonsense • BLITHER 1901
– nonsense • BLOOEY Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– nonsense • BLUE MOONSHINE Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– nonsense • BLUEY Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– nonsense • BOBOONEY Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– nonsense • BOLLIWOG 1950 Amer. dial.
– nonsense • BOLOGNA Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– nonsense • BOLONEY Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– nonsense • BOLSHEVIKI Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– nonsense • BOVINE EXCREMENT Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– nonsense • BOWBOWISM Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– nonsense • BOW-WOW 19C sl.
– nonsense • BUCKWHEATS Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– nonsense • BUGHOUSE FABLES Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– nonsense • BUGHOUSE Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– nonsense • BULLCORN 1967 Amer. dial.
– nonsense • BULL-LA-LA Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– nonsense • BULL-ONEY Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– nonsense • BUNCH OF ANT PASTE Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– nonsense • BUNCH OF TRIPE Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– nonsense • BUNCOMBE  • BUNCOME  • BUNKUM Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– nonsense • BUSHWASH Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– nonsense • CAT’S-LEG Bk1898 Eng. dial.
– nonsense • CHIBIDIS Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– nonsense • CHOP-SUEY Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– nonsense • CLAMJAMPLIVE Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– nonsense • CLAP-TRAPPERY Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– nonsense • CODOLOGY 1910s sl., orig. Anglo-Irish
– nonsense • CONCENTRATED APPLESAUCE Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– nonsense • COW-CONFETTI E20 Aust. euphemism for ‘bullshit’
– nonsense • CRAP Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– nonsense • CROCK 1962 US sl.
– nonsense • DAVINA MCCALLS 2004 UK rhyming sl. for ‘balls’
– nonsense • DÉJÀ MOO Bk2006 US sl.
– nonsense • DIDDLE Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– nonsense • DIDDLEDUM Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– nonsense • DIDDLEDYDUM  • DIDDLYDUM Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– nonsense • DOODLE Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– nonsense • DUCK SOUP Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– nonsense • DURHAM Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– nonsense • FAIRYDIDDLE 1936 Amer. dial.
– nonsense • FASH 1879 Eng. dial.
– nonsense • FERTILIZER Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– nonsense • FIBLE-FABLE 1581 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
– nonsense • FIDDLE-FADDLE Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– nonsense • FLABBERDEGAZ Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– nonsense • FLIPFLOP Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– nonsense • FLOOEY Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– nonsense • FLUBDUBBERY Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– nonsense • FLUMADIDDY Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– nonsense • FLUMDIDDLE Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– nonsense • FOODLE-DEE-DOO Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– nonsense • FROGSH .20C Aust. military usage
– nonsense • FUDGE 17C Brit. & US colloq.
– nonsense • FUMADIDDLE Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– nonsense • FUSH 1890 Amer. dial.
– nonsense • GALLIMATION B1900
– nonsense • GARBAGE 1592 UK
– nonsense • GIBBLE-GABBLE Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
– nonsense • GIFFLE-GAFFLE B1900 Amer. dial.
– nonsense • GOOEY 1966 Amer. dial.
– nonsense • GOOK 1980s US sl.
– nonsense • GOULASH Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– nonsense • HAMBURGER Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– nonsense • HEIFER DUST Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– nonsense • HEN PISS Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– nonsense • HEN’S TEETH Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– nonsense • HOG-SLOSH Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– nonsense • HOGWASH Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– nonsense • HOKE Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– nonsense • HOKEY-POKEY Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– nonsense • HOKUM Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– nonsense • HOOEY-BALOOEY Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– nonsense • HOOP-DE-DOODLE Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– nonsense • HOOPLA Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– nonsense • HOORAW Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– nonsense • HOOTMALALIE Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– nonsense • HORNSWOGGLE Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– nonsense • HOT AIR E20 colloq.
– nonsense • HUFTY-MAGUFTY Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– nonsense • HURRAH Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– nonsense • JACK SHIT 20C sl.
– nonsense • JACKASSERY 1833
– nonsense • JIG 1596 sl.
– nonsense • KIBOSH Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– nonsense • KIBOSHERY Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– nonsense • LEAPING OYSTERS Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– nonsense • LENTIL SOUP Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– nonsense • LOAD OF CLAMS Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– nonsense • LUNCHMEAT 1980s US sl.
– nonsense • MAHAHA 1929-30 Amer. sl.
– nonsense • MAHONEY 1941 Amer. sl.
– nonsense • MAHOOLA  • MAHOULA  • MAHULA 1929-30 Amer. sl.
– nonsense • MALONEY 1979 Amer. sl.
– nonsense • MANURE 1920s Can. & US sl.
– nonsense • MEADOW DRESSING Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– nonsense • MILARKEY 1924 Amer. sl.
– nonsense • MONKEY-DOODLE Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– nonsense • MONKEYSPUNK 2004 UK sl.
– nonsense • MUSH AND MOLASSES Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– nonsense • NANESENSE 1872 Sc. obs.
– nonsense • NERTS  • NERTZ Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– nonsense • NOODLE SOUP Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– nonsense • NUTS Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– nonsense • OIL Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– nonsense • PACK-THREAD Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– nonsense • PAG-MAG 1895 Eng. dial.
– nonsense • PEDIGREED BULL Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– nonsense • PHONEY-BALONEY Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– nonsense • PHONUS-BALONUS Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– nonsense • PHOOEY Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– nonsense • PICKLE Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– nonsense • PIG-FEATHERS Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– nonsense • PIGWASH Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– nonsense • POSH Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– nonsense • PRIZE BULL Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– nonsense • RAGABASH  • RAGGABASH B1900 Eng. dial.
– nonsense • RAGABRASH Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– nonsense • RATS Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– nonsense • RAZZLE-DAZZLE Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– nonsense • RAZZMATAZZ 1888 colloq.
– nonsense • RICH STUFF Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– nonsense • RIMBLE-RAMBLE Bk1903 sl.
– nonsense • ROT M19 colloq.
– nonsense • RUBBISH Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– nonsense • RUN OF THE BUNK Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– nonsense • SAWDUST 1890 Eng. dial.
– nonsense • SCUD Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– nonsense • SLOBBER 20C US colloq.
– nonsense • SLUDGE Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– nonsense • SLUM Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– nonsense • SOAP Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– nonsense • SOFT SOAP Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– nonsense • SOFT STUFF Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– nonsense • SPINACH Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– nonsense • SPLUTTER Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– nonsense • SQUISH Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– nonsense • STEWED RHUBARB Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– nonsense • SUDS Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– nonsense • THUMADOODLE Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– nonsense • TOSH Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– nonsense • TRASH Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– nonsense • TRIPE Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– nonsense • TWIDDLE-TWADDLE 1886
– nonsense • WAHOO Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– nonsense • WANK 1990s US sl.
– nonsense • WHAM Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– nonsense • WHANGDOODLE Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– nonsense • WHIFFENPOOF  • WIFFENPOOF Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– nonsense • WHIFFLEPOOP Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– nonsense • WHOOPLA Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– nonsense • WOOFINWHIFFLE Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– nonsense • YAP 20C US colloq.
– nonsense • YAUP  • YAWP M19 US colloq.
– nonsense • YING-YANG 1970s sl.
– nonsense, a farrago of words • BALDUCTUM 1593 obs.
– nonsense, a fraudulent tale, a tall story • ACKAMARACKUS 1933 Amer. sl.
– nonsense, a long speech or rigmarole • RAT-RHYME 1650 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– nonsense, a mere pretense • MOONSHINE 1861 Eng. dial.
– nonsense, anything of no account • ALE-FROTH 1901 Eng. dial.
– nonsense, any triviality • JIGAMAREE Bk1896 Amer. sl.
– nonsense, a seducer’s ‘line’ of conversation • TALK L19 sl.
– nonsense, a senseless jumble of words • BALDERDASH 1674
– nonsense, a silly trick • ANDRAMARTIN 1894 Ireland
– nonsense, a waste of time • FUN AND GAMES Bk1990 Amer. sl.
– nonsense, a worthless and extraneous bit of nothing • PARSLEY 20C colloq.
– nonsense, balderdash • FAFFMENT 19C Eng. dial.
– nonsense, balderdash • FLUBDUB 1888 Amer. dial.
– nonsense, ‘balls’ • COBBLERS’ (AWLS) 1955 rhyming sl.
– nonsense, baloney • MOLASSES 1968 Amer. dial.
– nonsense, baloney • MONKEY 1966 Amer. dial.
– nonsense, banter • BORACK  • BORAK 1845 Aust.
– nonsense, BS, bullshit • BRAVO SIERRA Bk2006 US sl.
– nonsense, bullshit • BOOTY-CHEDDAR Bk2006 US sl.
– nonsense, ‘bullshit’ • CROCK OF SHIT 1945 US sl.
– nonsense, ‘bullshit’ • CORRAL DUST Bk2006 US euphemism
– nonsense, ‘bullshit’ • COWYARD CONFETTI 1930s Aust. sl.
– nonsense, ‘bullshit’ • FARMYARD CONFETTI 1930s Aust. sl.
– nonsense, ‘bullshit’ • FLEMINGTON CONFETTI 1930s Aust. sl.
– nonsense, ‘bullshit’ • SHUCK M20 US euphemism
– nonsense, bunk • MALOLLY 1966 Amer. dial.
– nonsense, bunk • MALOLLYPOP 1966 Amer. dial.
– nonsense, bunk • MOLLY 1966 Amer. dial.
– nonsense, chatter • HAVERING c1800 Sc.
– nonsense, cheap, trashy news • IDIOTICALS 1826 Sc.
– nonsense, child’s play • BAB-HOUSING 1865 Eng. dial.
– nonsense, conceit • FALDERAL 865 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– nonsense, ‘cowshit’ • COWSH 20C Aust. sl.
– nonsense, deception • EYEWASH 1930 UK sl.
– nonsense, deception • FLIMFLAM Bk2006 US sl.
– nonsense, drivel • SLUSH M19 colloq.
– nonsense, empty chatter • HABDABS 1940s sl.
– nonsense, empty chatter • THE ABDABS 1940s sl.
– nonsense, empty talk • BAKED WIND Bk1892 Amer. jocular usage
– nonsense; empty talk • BALLOON SOUP 1928 Amer. sl.
– nonsense, empty talk • BUM-FLUFF 1945 Aust. sl.
– nonsense, empty talk • FLAMDOODLE 1833 Amer. sl.
– nonsense, empty talk • GUFF 1815 colloq.
– nonsense, exaggeration • CHEESE 20C Amer. sl.
– nonsense, flattery • KISS-ASS M20 US sl.
– nonsense, flattery • OIL OF TONGUE 19C Brit. sl.
– nonsense, flattery or cheap talk • CLART E19 Eng. dial.
– nonsense, folly • MACARONI 1924 Aust. sl.
– nonsense, folly • MOROLOGY 1596 obs.
– nonsense, foolery • BARNEY 1868 Eng. dial.
– nonsense, foolery • BARNEYING Bk1898 Eng. dial.
– nonsense, foolery • MAZERY 1897 Eng. dial.
– nonsense, fooling around • FUNNY BUSINESS 1882 colloq.
– nonsense, foolish chatter • WAB Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– nonsense, foolishness • FARADIDDLE 1944 Amer. dial.
– nonsense, foolishness • FLUMMYDIDDLE 1903 Amer. dial.
– nonsense, foolishness • LALLYGAG  • LOLLYGAG 1862 Amer. dial.
– nonsense, foolishness • MIFF-MAFF 1858 Eng. dial.
– nonsense, foolishness • TRUCK 1913 Amer. dial.
– nonsense, foolish or empty talk • PIFFLE L19 colloq.
– nonsense, foolish or idle talk • TRITTLE-TRATTLES 1563 Sc. rare
– nonsense, foolish or silly behaviour • GYPERY 1832 Sc.
– nonsense, foolish speech • CAPERS AND BLETHERS 1858 Eng. dial.
– nonsense, foolish tales • CAUCH  • KAUTCH 1867 Eng. dial.
– nonsense, foolish talk • BAGMENT Bk1898 Eng. dial.
– nonsense, foolish talk • BARM 1876 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– nonsense, foolish talk • BLAIDRY Bk1911 Sc.
– nonsense, foolish talk • BLETHER Bk1911 Sc.
– nonsense, foolish talk • HAIVERS  • HAVERS 1787 Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
– nonsense, foolish talk • JIVE 1928 Amer. dial.
– nonsense, foolish talk • MAPMENT 1877 Eng. dial.
– nonsense, foolish talk • SHAFF B1900 Eng. dial.
– nonsense, foolish talk • VILLYAROO 1866 Sc.
– nonsense, foolish words • MATAEOLOGY 1656
– nonsense, frivolity • FRIBBLE 1881
– nonsense, fudge • BAM Bk1898 Eng. dial.
– nonsense, gibberish • ABRACADABRA 1829 sl.
– nonsense, gibberish • GALIC Bk1900 Eng. dial.
– nonsense, gibberish • GALIMATIAS 1653
– nonsense, gibberish • JABBERMENT 1644 colloq. rare
– nonsense, gibberish • UBBLE-GUBBLE 20C US sl.
– nonsense, gossip • HASH 1927 Amer. dial.
– nonsense, gossip • PIG HASH 1967 Amer. dial.
– nonsense, ‘hogwash’ • BELLY WASH 1958 Amer. loggers’ usage
– nonsense, ‘hogwash’ • BOTTLEWASH 1944 Amer. dial.
– nonsense, horseplay • RANNYGAZOO L19 Amer. sl.
– nonsense, humbug • BLAH 1918 US sl.
– nonsense, humbug • BLARNEY 1796
– nonsense, humbug • BOOSHWA  • BOOSHWAH  • BUSHWA  • BUSHWAH  • BUSHWHA 1906 Amer. sl.
– nonsense, humbug • B.S. 1900 sl., chiefly Amer.
– nonsense, humbug • BULL 1902 sl., orig. US
– nonsense, humbug • BULLSHIT 1914 sl., orig. US
– nonsense, humbug • BULL’S WOOL 1933 Aust. & NZ sl.
– nonsense, humbug • BUNK 1918
– nonsense, humbug • CALLIFUDGE 1870 Eng. dial.
– nonsense, humbug • CALLIFUGLE 1870 Eng. dial.
– nonsense, humbug • CHAFF 1859 Amer. dial.
– nonsense, humbug • EFFUTIATION 1823
– nonsense, humbug • FALLAL 1791 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– nonsense, humbug • FLAM 1598
– nonsense, humbug • GAS 1847 sl.
– nonsense, humbug • GUM 19C Amer. dial.
– nonsense, humbug • JIGGERY-POKERY Bk1896 tailors’ sl.
– nonsense, humbug • MALAKY 1929 sl., orig. US
– nonsense, humbug • MALARKEY  • MALARKY  • MALLARKEY  • MULLARKEY 1924 sl., orig. US
– nonsense, humbug • MOONSHINE L16
– nonsense, humbug • NANCY STORY L19 sl.
– nonsense, humbug • NANCY TALE L19 sl.
– nonsense, idle, silly talk • RAB 1908 Sc.
– nonsense, idle talk • BLAFLUM Bk1911 Sc.
– nonsense, idle talk • CLISH-CLASH L17 Sc.
– nonsense, idle talk • CLISH-MA-CLAVER 1728 Sc.
– nonsense, idle, untrue stories • BAG OF MOONSHINE Bk1898 Eng. dial.
– nonsense, indistinct and rapid speech • JABBERING 1690 sl.
– nonsense, insincere flattery • APPLE SAUCE 1921 US sl.
– nonsense, insincerity • BULL-PUCKY 1970s US sl.
– nonsense, irrelevant stuff • FLUFF Bk2006 US sl.
– nonsense, lies • BULLDUST 1920s Aust. euphemism
– nonsense; lies • CRUD 1943
– nonsense, lies • GUSH 1887 Amer. dial.
– nonsense, lies • HOCKEY  • HOCKIE  • HOCKY 1930s US sl.
– nonsense, lies • MOTHER HUBBARD 1980s sl.
– nonsense; lies • PILE OF SHIT M20 US sl.
– nonsense, lies • SHIT 1924 sl.
– nonsense, malarkey • LARKEY 1970 Amer. sl.
– nonsense, ‘monkeyshine’ • RANIKABOO L19 Amer. sl.
– nonsense, noisy, foolish talk • LALDRUM  • LELDRUM Bk1902 Eng. dial.
– nonsense, nonsensical or meaningless talk • JAZZ 1917 Amer. sl.
– nonsense, overstated and unwarranted praise or promotion • BALLYHOO L19 sl.
– nonsense, overstated and unwarranted praise or promotion • BALLY HOOEY L19 sl.
– nonsense, poppycock • LOLLIPOP 1950 Amer. dial.
– nonsense, ribald talk • HASH 1801 Sc.
– nonsense, rigmarole • RIG-MY-ROLL 1753 colloq.
– nonsense, rigmarole • SCLORE 1869 Sc.
– nonsense, rubbish • ALFALFA 1930s sl.
– nonsense, rubbish • ALL GAS AND GAITERS 1920s sl.
– nonsense, rubbish • ALLIGATOR BULL 1940 Aust. sl.
– nonsense, rubbish • A LOAD OF OLD MADAM 1920s sl.
– nonsense, rubbish • ARSE 1993 UK
– nonsense, rubbish • ASSWIPE 1947 sl., orig. US rare
– nonsense, rubbish • 1960s sl.
– nonsense, rubbish • BAGGAGE 1538 obs.
– nonsense, rubbish • BALLOCKS 1940s Aust. sl.
– nonsense, rubbish • BARNEY’S BULL 1950s Aust. & NZ sl.
– nonsense, rubbish • BATCRAP 1940s US sl.
– nonsense, rubbish • BATSHIT 1950 sl.
– nonsense, rubbish • BILGE 1921 sl.
– nonsense, rubbish • BOLIOCKS 1919 Aust. sl.
– nonsense, rubbish • BOLLOCKS 1919
– nonsense, rubbish • BOVRIL 1930s Aust. sl.
– nonsense, rubbish • BRIMBORION 1653
– nonsense, rubbish • CACA 1970s US sl.
– nonsense, rubbish • CACK  • CAK 1997 UK sl.
– nonsense, rubbish • CATTY-WATTY 1870 Eng. dial.
– nonsense, rubbish • CODS 1960s sl.
– nonsense, rubbish • CODSWALLOP 1960s sl.
– nonsense, rubbish • DOOKEY  • DOOKIE  • DOOKY 1960s sl.
– nonsense, rubbish • DROOL 20C sl.
– nonsense, rubbish • F.A. 1910s euphemism for ‘fuck-all’
– nonsense, rubbish • FAHDOODLE 1955 Amer. dial.
– nonsense, rubbish • FANNY ADAMS 1910s euphemism for ‘fuck-all’
– nonsense, rubbish • FEATHERS 1920s sl, orig. US
– nonsense, rubbish • FLANNEL 1927 Brit. sl.
– nonsense, rubbish • GAMMON AND JALAP E19 sl.
– nonsense, rubbish • GAMMON AND PICKLES E19 sl.
– nonsense, rubbish • GAMMON AND SPINACH E19 sl.
– nonsense, rubbish • GUNGE 2003 UK sl.
– nonsense, rubbish • GURRY 1937 Amer. dial.
– nonsense, rubbish • HOOEY 1910s sl.
– nonsense, rubbish • KACK 1997 UK sl.
– nonsense, rubbish • KEECH 1970s sl.
– nonsense, rubbish • KEEK 1970s sl.
– nonsense, rubbish • KELTER 1847 Eng. dial.
– nonsense, rubbish • NIAGARA FALLS 1940s rhyming sl. for ‘balls’
– nonsense, rubbish • OARS (AND ROLLOCKS, AND ROWLOCKS) 1998 UK rhyming sl. for ‘bollocks’
– nonsense, rubbish • OGOTASPUOTAS L19 sl.
– nonsense, rubbish • OORACK 1952 Sc.
– nonsense, rubbish • PANTS L19 sl.
– nonsense, rubbish • PIGSHIT 1965 US sl.
– nonsense, rubbish • POPPYCOCK M19 sl.
– nonsense, rubbish • POPPYCOCKS M19 sl.
– nonsense, rubbish • RAAS 1950s W. Indies & Black British sl.
– nonsense, rubbish • RARSE  • RASS  1950s W. Indies & Black British sl.
– nonsense, rubbish • SKITTLES 1864 colloq.
– nonsense, rubbish • YANG YANG 1980s US college sl.
– nonsense, rubbishy talk • GALSH 1909 Sc.
– nonsense, silliness • FUNNIMENT 1822 colloq. rare
– nonsense, silly behaviour • BOHUNKUS 1918 orig. & chiefly US usage, obs.
– nonsense, silly jargon • FICK-FACKS 1847 Sc.
– nonsense, silly talk • GUP c1806 Anglo-Indian
– nonsense, slang • GAMMET Bk1900 Eng. dial.
– nonsense, something foolish or ridiculous • FADOODLE a1670 obs.
– nonsense; something introduced solely to get applause • CLAPTRAP 19C colloq.
– nonsense; something said that is silly or untrue • BOLLY WASH 1967 Amer. dial.
– nonsense, something trivial • MICKEY MOUSE Bk1990 Amer. sl.
– nonsense, ‘stuff’ • GEAR 1415 obs. exc. arch.
– nonsense, stuff • MESS 1937 Amer. dial.
– nonsense, time-wasting • JACK AN’ DANNY 1990s rhyming sl. for ‘fanny’
– nonsense, time-wasting • JACKY DANNY 1990s rhyming sl. for ‘fanny’
– nonsense; tittle-tattle • BLISH-BLASH 19C Eng. dial.
– nonsense, tomfoolery • FANDANGLE 1880 colloq.
– nonsense, tomfoolery • FANDANGO 1856 rare
– nonsense, tomfoolery • MESHUGAAS  • MISHEGAAS  • MISHEGOSS L19 Yiddish
– nonsense, tricks • MAGGOTS Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– nonsense, trifling • FADDLE 1850 colloq. & Eng. dial.
– nonsense, trifling • ITEMING Bk1902 Eng. dial.
– nonsense, trifling • MAFFLE Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– nonsense, trifling • MAFFLEMENT Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– nonsense, trifling • MAG’S TALES c1410 obs.
– nonsense, trifling • MAG TALES c1410 obs.
– nonsense, trifling talk • SPITTER-SPATTER 1619 rare
– nonsense, trouble • PEDO 1974 US sl.
– nonsense, twaddle • BLIND-MARES 1837 Eng. dial.
– nonsense, twaddle • FOOTLE 1895
– nonsense, twaddle • RAGMAN ROLL a1529 colloq.
– nonsense, twaddle • TOMMY-ROT 1884
– nonsense, twaddle • TOOTLE 1883
– nonsense, twaddle • WAHOO 1888 printers’ sl.
– nonsense, vain imaginations • BLAEFLUMMERY Bk1911 Sc.
– nonsense, vain or unprofitable discourse • MATEOLOGIE 1656
– nonsense, worthless information • MULLOCK 1866 Aust. & NZ sl.
– nonsense, worthless matter • SPINACH 1929 US sl.
– nonsense, worthless stuff • RHUBARB M20 sl.
– nonsense, worthless talk • BAGGERMENT 1856 Eng. dial.
– nonsense, worthless talk • PAP 20C US colloq.
– nonsensical chatter • FRABBAJABBA 1950s US sl.
– nonsensical, foolish, ill-founded talk • RÁIMÉIS 2001 Ireland sl.
– nonsensical, meaningless talk • FAT TALK 1970 Amer. dial., chiefly African-American
– nonsensical, noisy talk • JIBBER-JABBER B1900 Sc.
– nonsensical speech or writing  PRIBBLE AND PRABBLE 1603
– nonsensical speech or writing  PRIBBLE-PRABBLE 1595 chiefly Eng. dial.
– nonsensical talk • BACKWASH 1906 Amer. sl.
– nonsensical talk • BALLOON JUICE 1900 Amer sl.
– nonsensical talk • BEBBLES Bk1898 Ireland
– nonsensical talk • BIBBLES 19C Irish
– nonsensical talk • BRIBBLES Bk1898 Ireland
– nonsensical talk • CHATTER-CHITTER Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
– nonsensical talk • CHITTER-CHATTER Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
– nonsensical talk • NOISE 1871 Amer. sl.
– nonsensical talk • SMACK 1960s African-American sl.
– pretentious nonsense, bluff • ACKAMARACKA  • ACKAMARACKER  • ACKAMARAKA 1933 Amer. sl.
– pretentious nonsense; humbug • BALONUS 1929 Amer. sl.
– prosy nonsense • TWADDLE 1782
– rambling nonsense; rigmarole • SKIMBLE-SKAMBLE 1619
– ridiculous nonsense suited to deceive simple persons • GAMMON 1781 UK sl.
– rigmarole • RIDDLEMEREE c1772 sl.
– sentimental nonsense • MUSH M19 US
– silly or delusive nonsense • FLUMADIDDLE  • FLUMMADIDDLE 1848 Amer.
– something regarded as pretentious nonsense • THE OLD ACKAMARACKUS 1933 sl., orig. US, rare
– stuff and nonsense • BARGAIN OF FOOLERY 1892 Eng. dial.
– stuff and nonsense • GAFF 1877 obs.
– transparent nonsense • FLAM-SAUCE 1833 sl.
– transparent nonsense • FLAPDOODLE 1833 sl.
– transparent nonsense • FLAP-SAUCE 1833 sl.
– utter nonsense • ALLSBAY 1943 Amer. sl., Pig Latin for ‘balls’
– utter nonsense • HOT COCK c1940 Aust. sl.


NONSENSE etc. – NOUNS, PERSON
– a nonsensical, silly person • HAVERAL-HASH 1870 Sc.
– a nonsensical talker • BELCHER 1914 UK sl.
– a nonsensical talker • BULLDUST ARTIST Bk1999 Aust. sl.
– a nonsensical talker • FERDINAND Bk1942 US sl.
– a nonsensical talker • GAMMONER 1812 sl.
– a nonsensical talker • GEYSER 1900 Aust. sl.
– a nonsensical talker • HASH 1685 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– a nonsensical talker • HAVER 1897 Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
– a nonsensical talker • JABBERER 1678
– a nonsensical talker • JITTERBUG 1980 Amer. dial.
– a nonsensical talker • PATTICK 1856 Eng. dial.
– a nonsensical talker • PHLYAROLOGIST 1867
– a nonsensical talker • SPANISH ATHLETE 1932 US college sl.
– a nonsensical talker • TWITTLE-TWAT 1662 obs
– a person talking nonsense or ‘ballocks’ • BALLOCKS 1916 sl.
– a person who habitually talks nonsense • BALONEY-BENDER 1926 Amer. sl.
– a person who indulges in nonsense • GABBLER 1625
– a person who indulges in nonsense • MATAEOLOGIAN 1653 obs.
– a person who indulges in nonsense • MATAEOLOGUE 1716 obs.
– a teller of nonsense and lies • CRAPPER M20 US sl.
– a writer of nonsense • TOOTLER 1883


NONSENSE etc. – VERBS
– to deceive or impose upon by talking nonsense or ‘gas’ • GAS 1847 US sl.
– to stuff with ridiculous nonsense • GAMMON 1812 colloq.
– to talk in a nonsensical, foolish manner • JIBBER-JABBER B1900 Sc.
– to talk nonsense • BLETHER Bk1911 Sc.
– to talk nonsense • BLITHER 1868
– to talk nonsense • DAFF 1804 Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
– to talk nonsense • DRIBBLE Bk1947 Amer. sl.
– to talk nonsense • DROOL L19
– to talk nonsense • FLAP ONE’S GUMS Bk1995 US sl.
– to talk nonsense • FUDGE 1834
– to talk nonsense • GALSH 1911 Sc.
– to talk nonsense • GUM 19C Amer. dial.
– to talk nonsense • GUM UP 1930s sl.
– to talk nonsense • GUSH GOO Bk1947 Amer. sl.
– to talk nonsense • HAIVER 1721 Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
– to talk nonsense • PIFFLE L19 Brit. & US colloq.
– to talk nonsense • POP SHIT 1960s sl.
– to talk nonsense • PULL ONE’S DICK 1980s Aust. & US sl.
– to talk nonsense • RAG 1900s US sl.
– to talk nonsense • ROT Bk1904 Eng. dial.
– to talk nonsense • SHOOT THE BULL 1930 US sl.
– to talk nonsense • SLABBER 1990s Irish sl.
– to talk nonsense • TALK COCK 1940s sl.
– to talk nonsense • TALK CRAP 1920s sl., orig. US
– to talk nonsense • TALK FLAPDOODLE 1888 sl.
– to talk nonsense • TALK LIKE A HALFPENNY BOOK 20C Irish sl.
– to talk nonsense • TALK LIKE A MAN WITH A CARDBOARD ASS 1958 Amer. sl.
– to talk nonsense • TALK LIKE A MAN WITH A PAPER ASS 1953 Amer. sl.
– to talk nonsense • TALK LIKE A MAN WITH A PAPER ASSHOLE 1953 Amer. sl.
– to talk nonsense • TALK MUGGINS 1881
– to talk nonsense • TALK OUT OF ONE’S ARSE  • TALK OUT OF ONE’S ASS 1970s sl.
– to talk nonsense • TALK OUT OF ONE’S ARSEHOLE  • TALK OUT OF ONE’S ASSHOLE 1970s sl.
– to talk nonsense • TALK OUT OF ONE’S BUM 1970s sl.
– to talk nonsense • TALK OUT OF ONE’S HAT 20C African-American sl.
– to talk nonsense • TALK OUT OF ONE’S HEAD 20C African-American sl.
– to talk nonsense • TALK OUT OF THE SIDE OF ONE’S NECK 1950s African-American sl.
– to talk nonsense • TALK OUT OF THE WRONG END 1990s euphemism
– to talk nonsense • TALK PACK-THREAD Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– to talk nonsense • TALK SHIT 1960s sl., orig. US
– to talk nonsense • TALK SHODDY 1893 Eng. dial.
– to talk nonsense • TALK THROUGH ONE’S ARSE  • TALK THROUGH ONE’S ASS 1970s sl.
– to talk nonsense • TALK THROUGH ONE’S ARSEHOLE  • TALK THROUGH ONE’S ASSHOLE 1993 Amer. sl.
– to talk nonsense • TALK THROUGH ONE’S BRACES 1920s Aust. sl.
– to talk nonsense • TALK THROUGH ONE’S BUM 1970s sl.
– to talk nonsense • TALK THROUGH ONE’S FLY-BUTTONS 1960s  sl.
– to talk nonsense • TALK THROUGH ONE’S HAIR L19 sl., orig. US
– to talk nonsense • TALK THROUGH ONE’S HAT L19 sl., orig. US
– to talk nonsense • TALK THROUGH ONE’S NECK L19 sl.
– to talk nonsense • TALK THROUGH ONE’S SOCKS 1900s Aust. sl.
– to talk nonsense • TALK THROUGH THE BACK OF ONE’S NECK 1923 sl.
– to talk nonsense • WAFFLE  • WHAFFLE  • WOFFLE L19 sl.
– to talk nonsense • YAFF 1808 Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
– to talk nonsense; to babble away • RAB 1898 Sc.
– to talk nonsense; to joke • CHAFF 1872 Amer. dial.
– to talk nonsense; to lie • SELL A WOLF TICKET  • SELL A WOOF TICKET 1960s African-American sl.
– to talk nonsense, to make a fool of • HAVEREL 1822 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– to talk nonsense; to rave • RABBLE a1400 obs. exc. Sc. & Eng. dial.
– to talk nonsense; to rave • RAME 1847 Sc.
– to talk nonsense; to rave • REAM 1870 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– to talk nonsense, to ‘shoot the bull’ • SHOOT THE FERDINAND Bk1947 Amer. sl.
– to talk nonsense; to talk foolishly • BLATHER 1825 orig. Eng. dial.
– to talk nonsense; to talk for the sake of it • SACK MOUTH 1980s African-American sl.
– to talk silly nonsense • TALK CHUPIDNESS 20C W. Indies sl.
– to write nonsense, to be verbose • TOOTLE 1883
– to talk nonsense; to fool about • ROT L19 arch. sl.



Updated: October 21, 2022