Synonyms for baloney

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Sometimes I come close to thinking it's a lot of baloney trying to be any decent kind of Demon, even a good Entertainer.

But you had been talking to some liar in Dallas who has been feeding you all this baloney about me.

I am saying—and I am going to stick to my story—that Lee is an agent, then a lot of this is a lot of baloney.

WORD ORIGIN

1894, variant of bologna sausage (q.v.). As slang for "nonsense," 1922, American English (popularized 1930s by N.Y. Gov. Alfred E. Smith; in this sense sometimes said to have been one of the coinages of legendary "Variety" staffer Jack Conway), from earlier sense of "idiot" (by 1915), perhaps influenced by blarney, but usually regarded as being from the sausage, as a type traditionally made from odds and ends. It also was ring slang early 20c. for an inferior fighter.

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