Green’s Dictionary of Slang

cods n.2

[OED suggests abbr. codswallop n. but ? f. cods n.1 (1), i.e. synon. with balls n. (4)]

1. a mess.

[UK]B.S. Johnson Travelling People 43: Yet another catastrophic geographical cods by the Cosmos (Affinities Dept.) . Euston Road North Side.

2. rubbish, nonsense.

Ebony McKenna ‘Burn Roswell, Burn’ on BGM 🌐 I sat through Contact, and out of respect for Carl Sagan I only screamed ‘What a load of cods’ instead of ‘crap’ when the premiere screening finished.