popedom, n. 1. papal government, papality, papal-ism, Derog. papism; the papal see, the See of Rome, the Holy See, the See of Peter, the Vatican, Vatican City, the States of the Church, the Papal States.
2. Roman Catholicism, the Roman Catholic Church, Derog. papistry, Derog. popery,
popinjay, n. coxcomb, dandy, jack-a-dandy, fop, dude, beau, spark; blade, Chiefly Brit, blood, buck, jackanapes, whippersnapper; Fr. petit maitre, Beau Brummel, macaroni, Archaic, princox; exquisite, Sl. peacock, prinker, preener, show-off; fashion plate, male clotheshorse, silk-stocking, Brit. Inf. toff,
poppycock, n. 1. nonsense, falderal, gibberish, Jabberwocky; babble, babbling, babblement, Fr. bavardage; twaddle, twaddling, Both Brit, twattle, twattling; blather, blathering, drivel, driveling, drool, drooling; jargon, Sl. jive, Greek, Chiefly Southern U.S. Choctaw; hocus-pocus, mumbo jumbo, abracadabra, fiddle-de-dee; moonshine, gobbledegook, foolish humbug, foam, froth, bunkum or buncombe, Sl. bunk, U.S. Sl. blah; flummery, Inf. hokum, Sl. applesauce, Sl. eyewash.
2. rubbish, Sl. tripe, refuse, Dial, culch, chaff, trash, Inf. truck, trumpery; tommyrot, Inf. rot, Sl. garbage, Sl. crap, Sl. crock, Sl. bull; balderdash, hogwash, swill, Sl. horsefeathers; stuff, stuff and nonsense, Inf. bosh, Brit. Inf. gammon, Brit. Sl. tosh; fudge, foolishness, folly, rigmarole or rigamarole, am-phigory; footle, Inf. malarkey, Sl. bushwa, Sl. baloney, Sl. bilge or bilge water, Sl. meshugaas, Scot. and North Eng. haver; All Inf. fiddle-faddle, piffle, hooey, kibosh, flapdoodle.
3. idle talk, Inf. gab, Sl. gas, palaver, palaverment; claptrap, rodomontade, fustian, bombast, rant, Sl. hot air; jabber, prate, patter, gabble; clack, clatter, rattling, Sl. running off or on at the mouth; chatter, prattle, chippering, cackling; chitchat, chitter-chatter, small talk, Anglo-Indian, bukh.
populace, n. 1. general public, commonalty, common people, common folk, commoners, the people, hoi polloi; the masses, the multitude, the Four Million, the great unwashed, the great unnumbered; lower classes, proletariat, .the working class, salt of the earth, peasantry; ruck, canaille, riffraff, rabble, ragtag and bobtail, mob, Archaic, varletry, rout; rank and file, little people, little guys, grass roots, U.S. Middle America, middle class, bourgeoisie.
2. inhabitants, residents, citizenry. See - population, popular, adj. 1. in demand, wanted, desired, called-for; in favor, favored, received, accepted, approved; in vogue, in fashion, in style, Inf. in, fashionable, stylish, all the rage, Inf all the thing, Fr. au courant; liked, well-liked, loved, beloved, well-loved; successful, big, Inf. boffo, Inf. box-office; famous, renowned, acclaimed, celebrated, notorious, talked-of, on everybody's lips.
2. public, civic, civil, social, societal; vernacular, vulgar, proletarian, working-class, plebian; secular, lay, laic.
3. common, commonplace, conventional, usual, standard, stock; familiar, accustomed, customary, habitual, wonted, well-known, garden-variety, household; normal, normative, average, everyday, workaday, routine; current, prevalent, prevailing, predominant, predominating; general, widespread, extensive; universal, catholic, ecumenical; rife, rampant, epidemic, pandemic.
4. middlebrow, middle-of-the-road, MOR, middle-class, bourgeois, Inf. straight, Inf. square, Inf. plastic.
5. lowbrow, exoteric, simple, simplified, popularized, geared-down, Inf. pop; commercial, accessible, direct, straightforward, understandable, easily understood,