- This "Comedy of American Life in Three Acts" by Barry Conners opened at the Ambassador Theatre on 28 September 1925 and ran for 90 performances. The ingénue Hazel has two beaux: the conventional, hardworking Rollo and the happy-go-lucky Bill, whom her father describes as full of applesauce. In 1920s slang, "applesauce" meant doublespeak, hyperbole, flattery. Ultimately, Hazel finds a precarious happiness with Bill.
The Historical Dictionary of the American Theater. James Fisher.
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applesauce — n. 1. 1 puree of stewed apples usually sweetened and spiced. Syn: apple sauce [WordNet 1.5] 2. nonsensical talk or writing. Syn: folderol, rubbish, tripe, trumpery, trash, wish wash. [WordNet 1.5] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
applesauce — (n.) by 1739, American English, from APPLE (Cf. apple) + SAUCE (Cf. sauce). Slang meaning nonsense is attested from 1921 and was noted as a vogue word early 1920s. Mencken credits it to cartoonist T.A. ( Tad ) Dorgan. DAS suggests the word was… … Etymology dictionary
applesauce — [ap′əlsôs΄] n. 1. a dessert or relish made of apples cooked to a pulp in water or, sometimes, puréed in a blender ☆ 2. Slang nonsense; hokum … English World dictionary
applesauce — n. nonsense. □ Don’t give me that applesauce. I know better. □ That’s just applesauce! … Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions
Applesauce! — int Nonsense! Applesauce! The New York Yankees won the 1937 World Series. 1920s … Historical dictionary of American slang
applesauce — noun Date: 1704 1. a relish or dessert made of apples stewed to a pulp and sweetened 2. slang bunkum, nonsense … New Collegiate Dictionary
applesauce — /ap euhl saws /, n. 1. apples stewed to a soft pulp and sometimes sweetened or spiced with cinnamon. 2. Slang. nonsense; bunk. [1730 40; APPLE + SAUCE] * * * … Universalium
applesauce — I (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) n. Sl. hokum, baloney. seenonsense II (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun Slang. Something that does not have or make sense: balderdash, blather, bunkum, claptrap, drivel, garbage, idiocy, nonsense, piffle, poppycock,… … English dictionary for students
applesauce — n. stewed and sweetened apples; (slang) nonsense … English contemporary dictionary
applesauce — чепуха, ерунда A lot of those camрaign рromises to lower taxes were just so much aррlesauce … Idioms and examples