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 ?
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.
Such unscientific balderdash," added the doctor, flushing suddenly purple, "would have estranged Damon and Pythias.
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?
Alkaline diet I've only included this to allow me to say it's complete balderdash - I've never read such rubbish.
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.
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.
I love Yahtzee, I like Balderdash and I'm a Trivial Pursuit guy.
Therefore, I recommend this little gem of a book for your reading as well as Strand, the book that spawned Green and Balderdash.
People, who I otherwise respect, keep trotting out sheer balderdash in print along the lines of "fat people should be discriminated against".
I believe there is nothing left for us to do but to unite and prepare our own book because in the encyclopedias of the others, balderdash is written about Albanians," stated Mustafa.