balderdash


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bal·der·dash

 (bôl′dər-dăsh′)
n.
Nonsense.

[Possibly alteration of Medieval Latin balductum, posset.]

balderdash

(ˈbɔːldəˌdæʃ)
n
stupid or illogical talk; senseless rubbish
[C16: of unknown origin]

bal•der•dash

(ˈbɔl dərˌdæʃ)

n.
senseless, stupid, or exaggerated talk or writing; nonsense.
[1590–1600; of obscure orig.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.balderdash - trivial nonsense
hokum, meaninglessness, nonsense, nonsensicality, bunk - a message that seems to convey no meaning

balderdash

noun nonsense, balls (taboo slang), bull (slang), rubbish, shit (taboo slang), rot, crap (slang), garbage (informal), trash, bunk (informal), bullshit (taboo slang), hot air (informal), tosh (slang, chiefly Brit.), waffle, pap, cobblers (Brit. taboo slang), bilge (informal), drivel, twaddle, tripe (informal), gibberish, guff (slang), moonshine, claptrap (informal), hogwash, hokum (slang, chiefly U.S. & Canad.), piffle (informal), poppycock (informal), bosh (informal), eyewash (informal), kak (S. African taboo slang), tommyrot, horsefeathers (U.S. slang), bunkum or buncombe (chiefly U.S.) What a load of balderdash!

balderdash

noun
Translations

balderdash

[ˈbɔːldədæʃ] Ntonterías fpl

balderdash

[ˈbɔːldərdæʃ] n (= rubbish) → balivernes fpl

balderdash

n (dated Brit inf) → Kokolores m (dated inf)

balderdash

[ˈbɔːldəˌdæʃ] n (old) → sciocchezze fpl, stupidaggini fpl
References in classic literature ?
Did he see any faint reflection of his own image making a vain-glorious will, whereby five-and-twenty Humbugs, past five-and-fifty years of age, each taking upon himself the name, Josiah Bounderby of Coketown, should for ever dine in Bounderby Hall, for ever lodge in Bounderby buildings, for ever attend a Bounderby chapel, for ever go to sleep under a Bounderby chaplain, for ever be supported out of a Bounderby estate, and for ever nauseate all healthy stomachs, with a vast amount of Bounderby balderdash and bluster?
Such unscientific balderdash," added the doctor, flushing suddenly purple, "would have estranged Damon and Pythias.
Erskine's next drama may be about liberty, but its Patriot Martyrs will have something better to do than spout balderdash against figure-head kings who in all their lives never secretly plotted as much dastardly meanness, greed, cruelty, and tyranny as is openly voted for in London by every half-yearly meeting of dividend-consuming vermin whose miserable wage-slaves drudge sixteen hours out of the twenty-four.
As his brother would say, that's balderdash and piffle
But when Moira takes it upon herself to dump it, Holly soon realises she has lost the whole stash - and Simon's not going to be happy Cain is in trouble with the law thanks to Belle DRAMA: VERSAILLES BBC2, 9pm THERE'S mixed opinions on this period drama, ranging from stunningly sumptuous and sensual to brazen balderdash bonkbuster.
MICHAEL O'NEILL has revealed the secret behind Northern Ireland's Euro 2016 preparations: An evening of Balderdash.
We should also be mindful of how many business and institutions are being taken over by foreign companies than all the balderdash about nonsensical names.
I don't know what to say in response to Dar's balderdash as he is a pathetic prevaricator," Imran Khan said.
As the numbers of legal gun owners diminish, it sets the stage for a never-ending platform of rhetorical balderdash for politicians to feed on.
I have so many nerves in my body that they don't respond to balderdash comments and further I don't know and I am not sure whether you have spent all this time and effort here to hit the nerve of someone, not necessarily me, or you are here to reveal facts about the topic on which you argued.
This gender-swapped adaptation of a novel by former Rome mayor Walter Veltroni is more grounded in reality than any one-sentence description might suggest, using the twist not for time-travel balderdash, but simply to explore the relationship that a woman--and, as it turns out, a nation--has with a painful and enigmatic past.
Or "nonsense": eyewash, poppycock, claptrap, drivel, gibberish, gobbledegook, rot, hogwash, flapdoodle, bosh, bunkum, hokum, bilge, balderdash, twaddle, tommyrot, rubbish, garbage, pishtosh, humbug, and fiddle-laddie.