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slang Nonsense or foolishness. Often used as an exclamation to emphasize that something is nonsense. Oh, that's just horsefeathers, and you know it. A: "Tim said he wants to sell the farm!" B: "Horsefeathers! I said no such thing!"

horsefeathers to you

An expression of annoyance and dismissal directed at the offending party. If you don't want to come to my party, then horsefeathers to you!
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exclam. Phooey!; Nonsense! Horsefeathers! I did no such thing!
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