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balderdash

[bawl-der-dash] /ˈbɔl dərˌdæʃ/
noun
1.
senseless, stupid, or exaggerated talk or writing; nonsense.
2.
Obsolete. a muddled mixture of liquors.
Origin
1590-1600
1590-1600; of obscure origin
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British Dictionary definitions for balderdashes

balderdash

/ˈbɔːldəˌdæʃ/
noun
1.
stupid or illogical talk; senseless rubbish
Word Origin
C16: of unknown origin
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Word Origin and History for balderdashes

balderdash

n.

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 Danish balder "noise, clatter" (cf. boulder).

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Slang definitions & phrases for balderdashes

balderdash

interjection

Nonsense!: pure balderdash

[1674+; originally denoted a frothy liquid or an unappetizing mixture of drinks]


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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