cobblers

noun
1. nonsense
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I think that is a load of cobblers

Hypernyms: ↑nonsense, ↑bunk, ↑nonsensicality, ↑meaninglessness, ↑hokum
2. a man's testicles (from Cockney rhyming slang: cobbler's awl rhymes with ball)
Hypernyms:
testis, ↑testicle, ↑orchis, ↑ball, ↑ballock, ↑bollock, ↑nut, ↑egg

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\\ˈkäblə(r)z\ noun plural
Etymology: from cobblers' awls, rhyming slang for balls

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cobblers UK [ˈkɒblə(r)z] US [ˈkɑblərz] noun [plural] british very informal
something that you think is silly or not true
Thesaurus: liessynonym

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • cobblers — noun a) testicles. Then she only goes and kicks me right in me cobblers, don’t she!<!the incorrect grammar is illustrative and intentional b) Nonsense. Stop talking cobblers. Load of old cobblers Syn: policeSynonyms …   Wiktionary

  • cobblers — • Rhyming Slang, short for cobblers awls , balls . Used as a general swear word much in the way balls is. eg. That s a right load of old cobblers or as a one word disagreement Cobblers ! . Also used for testicles …   Londonisms dictionary

  • Cobblers — I have heard people say what a load of cobblers more than once. Maybe that s because I talk so much rubbish. An equivalent would be what a load of bollocks. It means you are talking out of your butt and has nothing to do with any kind of dessert! …   The American's guide to speaking British

  • cobblers —    the testicles    Rhyming slang on cobblers awls, balls, which may or may not be a shortened form of balderdash. Mainly figurative use, with a load of old cobblers, meaning nonsense …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • cobblers —  1. Testicles.  2. Nonsense. Also a load of cobblers (Quite polite usage, despite 1.)  3. cobblers! Excl. of disagreement …   A concise dictionary of English slang

  • cobblers — n British nonsense, rubbish, balls. A popular example of rhyming slang (from cob bler s awls ) which is often used in igno rance of its vulgar derivation. Formerly used literally by cockneys to mean the testicles, the word is old, but was given… …   Contemporary slang

  • cobblers (!) — Exclam. An exclamation of disagreement. Derived from the noun. Noun. Rubbish, nonsense. From the rhyming slang cobblers awls, meaning balls …   English slang and colloquialisms

  • cobblers — /ˈkɒbləz/ (say kobluhz) Colloquial –plural noun 1. testicles. 2. nonsense; rubbish. –phrase 3. a load of old cobblers, a lot of nonsense. {rhyming slang, cobbler s awls balls} …   Australian English dictionary

  • Cobblers — 1) balls, testicles; 2) Balls!= Rubbish!, Nonsence! …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • cobblers — Australian Slang 1. balls, testicles; 2. Balls!= Rubbish!, Nonsence! …   English dialects glossary

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