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 (fŏl′də-rŏl′) also fal·de·ral (făl′də-răl′)
1. Foolishness; nonsense.
2. A trifle; a gewgaw.

[From a nonsense refrain in some old songs.]


a variant of falderal


(ˈfæl dəˌræl)

also fal•de•rol



1. mere nonsense; foolish talk or ideas.
2. a trifle; gimcrack; gewgaw.
[1695–1705; orig. as a nonsense refrain in songs; of obscure orig.]


- Trivial or nonsensical fuss, nonsense, or a useless trifle.
See also related terms for trivial.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.folderol - nonsensical talk or writing
drivel, garbage - a worthless message
jargon, lingo, patois, argot, vernacular, slang, cant - a characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves); "they don't speak our lingo"
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