balderdash

[ bawl-der-dash ]SEE DEFINITION OF balderdash
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I need n't read all this balderdash, mother; I 'll go on to business matters.

Conn Maxwell knows better than this balderdash he's been spouting to you.

Then why all this balderdash about shock, rejection, and so on?

Come; that's enough; one can't listen to all this balderdash.

He should have been ready with argument, balderdash, or discussion of some sort.

There followed a tedious debate, a muddy flow of gabble and balderdash.

I suppose all that balderdash means that you are tired of London.

Every reader will agree with Nash, I suppose, in condemning this as balderdash.

You will now hear what we call in the profession 'balderdash.'

I listened to some old wife's balderdash, and thought it true.

WORD ORIGIN

1590s, of unknown origin; originally a jumbled mix of liquors (milk and beer, beer and wine, etc.), transferred 1670s to "senseless jumble of words." From dash; first element perhaps cognate with Danish balder "noise, clatter" (cf. boulder).

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