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."
"Enough," cried Lizabetha Prokofievna abruptly, trembling with anger, "we have had enough of this balderdash!"
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."
But talking to Lord Melvyn Bragg, for The South Bank Show, she said the idea she might leave the show before it ends in 2022 is, "nonsense and balderdash".
That said, I think it is a load of balderdash for Andy Street to say that once completed it will "make traffic marginally worse than it is now".
"#SomeoneTell @MailOnline that this article is essentially a mix of balderdash and poppycock wrapped in pure rubbish.
I feel so sorry for the poor cannon fodder of the referendum who swallowed the patriotic balderdash purveyed by the leave campaign, these people don't give a damn about Britain or British people.
The tracks are "On the Playground", "Beauregard Ogilby Balderdash", "If You Knew Yuri Like I Know Yuri", "I Think I Lost My Dinosaur", "Chuggin'", "Clean Plate Club", "Read A Book Today", "Something's Stuck In My Kazoo" My Pa's Fun Truck", "Snow Day!", "Gravy Boat", and "Very Very Vivian".
He told the Observer: "I think it is complete balderdash to say the people have spoken, therefore you can't go back.
As his brother would say, that's balderdash and piffle!