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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.]
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(məˈlɑːkɪ) or


slang nonsense; rubbish
[C20: of unknown origin]
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(məˈlɑr ki)

Slang. speech or writing designed to obscure, mislead, or impress; bunk.
[1925–30, Amer.; orig. uncertain]
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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"
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also malarky
Slang. Something that does not have or make sense:
Informal: tommyrot.
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n (inf) (= messing about)Blödelei f (inf); (= nonsense)Hokuspokus m (sl); (= goings-on)Gedöns nt (inf)
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