Pronounced: prih-VIZE, verb
Notes: I didn’t know this word, but you may be able to correctly guess it
The word codswallop means “nonsense”
This word came into English in the 1950s
Background / Comments
I knew this word, but there is a story behind this word that I didn’t know. In reality, the origin of the word is not known, but I thought the unproven story was worth sharing: A man named Hiram Codd designed a soft drink bottle that had a marble in its neck to keep the fizz. The word “wallop” was slang for beer; those who preferred alcoholic drinks referred to the Hiram’s drink as “Codd’s Wallop”. I’m kind of surprised that something so relatively recent has an unknown origin.