taradiddle


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Related to taradiddle: paradiddle

tar·a·did·dle

 (tăr′ə-dĭd′l)
n.
Variant of tarradiddle.

taradiddle

(ˈtærəˌdɪdəl)
n
another spelling of tarradiddle
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.taradiddle - a trivial lie; "he told a fib about eating his spinach"; "how can I stop my child from telling stories?"
lie, prevarication - a statement that deviates from or perverts the truth
cock-and-bull story, fairy story, fairy tale, fairytale, song and dance - an interesting but highly implausible story; often told as an excuse
2.taradiddle - pretentious or silly talk or writingtaradiddle - pretentious or silly talk or writing
hokum, meaninglessness, nonsense, nonsensicality, bunk - a message that seems to convey no meaning
jargon, lingo, patois, argot, vernacular, slang, cant - a characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves); "they don't speak our lingo"
References in classic literature ?
The further you hide it the quicker you will find it, and if anything turns up, if I hear any rumours, I'll take it to the police.' Of course, that's all taradiddle; he lies like a horse, for I know this Dushkin, he is a pawnbroker and a receiver of stolen goods, and he did not cheat Nikolay out of a thirty-rouble trinket in order to give it to the police.
Her racing colours were of a small harlequin pattern, and she had a useful horse called Taradiddle. "One unforgettable character was David Harrision who trained at Tenby.
fascinated by how much academic taradiddle my teachers failed to catch,