Definition of Flapdoodle

1. Noun. nonsense ¹



2. Noun. Speakers and writers of nonsense. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Flapdoodle

1. [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Flapdoodle

flannelly
flannelmouth
flannelmouthed
flannels
flannen
flannens
flannie
flans
flap amputation
flap down
flap gate
flap one's gums
flap operation
flapcake
flapdoodle (current term)
flapdoodles
flaperon
flaperons
flapgate
flapgates
flapjack
flapjacks
flapless
flapless amputation
flappable
flapped
flapper
flapperesque
flappergast

Literary usage of Flapdoodle

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Handy-book of Literary Curiosities by William Shepard Walsh (1892)
"flapdoodle. According to Dean Swift,— 'Tis an old maxim of the schools, ... "The gentleman has eaten no small quantity of flapdoodle in his lifetime. ..."

2. The Writings of Bret Harte by Bret Harte (1896)
"Ye know that boy, gentlemen; ye know how he uster lie round his father's store, reading flapdoodle stories and sich! Ye remember how I uster try to give him ..."

3. An American Glossary by Richard Hopwood Thornton (1912)
"flapdoodle. Empty talk. Marryat (1833) has " to feed fools on flapdoodle.' NED 1862 [McMahon utters] ... 1884 A speech all full of tears and flapdoodle. ..."

4. Macmillan's Magazine by John Morley, Mowbray Morris, David Masson, George Grove (1892)
"Ye know that boy, gentlemen; ye know how he uster lie round his father's store, reading flapdoodle stories and sich? Ye remember how I uster try to give him ..."

5. A Supplementary English Glossary by Thomas Lewis Owen Davies (1881)
"It's my opinion, Peter, that the gentleman has eaten no small quantity of flapdoodle in his lifetime." " What's that, O'Brien Ч " replied I ; "I never heard ..."

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