hooptedoodle

   A literary word that, technically, has no place being in this dictionary. Hooptedoodle is stuff that gets in the way of a story's making progress, it is wordy, unnecessary, space-taking, and, typically, should be edited out. Related to balderdash, folderol, flummery, foolishness, and fill; nonsense, prattle, blather, bombast, and baloney.

Glossary of Art Terms. 2014.

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  • banausic —    Predominantly suggestive of functional and practical usage rather than decorative or ornamental. Or, common, ordinary, and undistinguished; dull and insipid. Also see bad art, bland, gewgaw, hooptedoodle, and realia …   Glossary of Art Terms

  • decoration —    Something which adorns or embellishes; an ornamentation. Also see banausic, bookplate, decorative arts, découpage, egg and dart, festoon, frieze, gewgaw, hooptedoodle, molding, plaque, and tchotchke …   Glossary of Art Terms

  • gewgaw —    Showy but valueless. Rapidly trifling. One of the many words in English for miscellaneous objects or nondescript junk, which also includes nickknack, trinket, doodad, whatnot, and tchotchke. (pron. GYOO gaw, or GOO gaw) Also see bad art,… …   Glossary of Art Terms


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