Falderal - definition of falderal by The Free Dictionary
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falderal (ˈfældɪˌræl) ,
1. a showy but worthless trifle
2. foolish nonsense
3. (Music, other) a nonsensical refrain in old songs
fal•de•ral (ˈfæl dəˌræl)
also fal•de•rol (-ˌrɒl)
1. mere nonsense; foolish talk or ideas.
2. a trifle; gimcrack; gewgaw.
[1695–1705; orig. as a nonsense refrain in songs; of obscure orig.]
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Here in these good old democratic United States, we pride ourselves on having eliminated all the falderal
associated with hereditary aristocracy.
You don't need to plow through 300 pages of academic falderal
to find the nuggets.
Within this frame of reference, the Tea Party is perhaps nothing so much as a sacrificial bull, already angered by the pricks of economic loss and cultural threat, charging with intense focus at the wildly waving cape of Obama's face, unable to distinguish the real matadors from the falderal
of a Glenn Beck or a Rush Limbaugh.