nonsense [non-sens, -suhns]
2. conduct, action, etc., that is senseless, foolish, or absurd: to have tolerated enough nonsense.
3. impudent, insubordinate, or otherwise objectionable behavior: He doesn't have to take that nonsense from you.
4. something absurd or fatuous: the utter nonsense of such a suggestion.
5. anything of trifling importance or of little or no use.
The Hubby's definition:
Specifically referring to
(a) #5 as above.
(b) my beloved collection of craft stuff : often used in an affectionate way
(c) the things I do with (b): often used in an affectionate way
Examples of use:
When he saw me with a wooden block and wire...
"What nonsense are you making?"
I was making these for the dinosaur party:
Before you get mad at him for being mean, he actually continued the conversation with
" that's nice. Carry on! :) "
He isn't trying to be mean. Maybe it is easier for him to categorize all my beloveds into one category, which he affectionately calls 'nonsense'.
I'm guessing it's either too much a mouthful, or too girly to say things like:
"your craft stuff",
"your masking tapes",
"your (many many) scrapbook papers
Now that I'm planning for storage place in the new house for my collection (of fabric and notebooks and papers and masking tapes), I realise that I do have.. I must admit... quite a bit of nonsense.