balderdash

[bawl-der-dash]
noun
1.
senseless, stupid, or exaggerated talk or writing; nonsense.
2.
Obsolete. a muddled mixture of liquors.

Origin:
1590–1600; of obscure origin

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balderdash (ˈbɔːldəˌdæʃ)
 
n
stupid or illogical talk; senseless rubbish
 
[C16: of unknown origin]

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balderdash
1590s, of unknown origin; originally a jumbled mix of liquors (milk and beer, beer and wine, etc.), transferred 1670s to "senseless jumble of words." From dash; first element perhaps cognate with Dan. balder "noise, clatter" (cf. boulder).
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Example sentences
But it is scarcely adequate compensation for the romantic balderdash that has gone before.
It hardly needs saying that this is complete balderdash.
But based on the actual statistics, this is complete balderdash.
But all this is ugly balderdash, which expresses not a single character nor
  feature.
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