malarkey


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ma·lar·key

also ma·lar·ky  (mə-lär′kē)
n. Slang
Exaggerated or foolish talk, usually intended to deceive: "snookered by a lot of malarkey" (New Republic).

[Origin unknown.]

malarkey

(məˈlɑːkɪ) or

malarky

n
slang nonsense; rubbish
[C20: of unknown origin]

ma•lar•key

(məˈlɑr ki)

n.
Slang. speech or writing designed to obscure, mislead, or impress; bunk.
[1925–30, Amer.; orig. uncertain]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.malarkey - empty rhetoric or insincere or exaggerated talk; "that's a lot of wind"; "don't give me any of that jazz"
talk, talking - an exchange of ideas via conversation; "let's have more work and less talk around here"

malarkey

also malarky
noun
Slang. Something that does not have or make sense:
Informal: tommyrot.
Translations

malarkey

n (inf) (= messing about)Blödelei f (inf); (= nonsense)Hokuspokus m (sl); (= goings-on)Gedöns nt (inf)
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