/ˈaıˌwɑːʃ/ noun [noncount]
1 : a liquid used for washing the eyes
2 informal + old-fashioned : foolish words :nonsense

He says he'll quit his job, but we know that's just eyewash.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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