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falderal

[fal-duh-ral] /ˈfæl dəˌræl/
noun
1.
mere nonsense; foolish talk or ideas.
2.
a trifle; gimcrack; gew-gaw.
Also, falderol
[fal-duh-rol] /ˈfæl dəˌrɒl/ (Show IPA),
folderol.
Origin
1695-1705
1695-1705; orig. as a nonsense refrain in songs; of obscure origin
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British Dictionary definitions for falderol

falderal

/ˈfældɪˌræl/
noun
1.
a showy but worthless trifle
2.
foolish nonsense
3.
a nonsensical refrain in old songs
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Word Origin and History for falderol
falderol
also falderal, folderol, 1701, nonsense refrain in songs; meaning "gewgaw, trifle" is attested from 1820.
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Slang definitions & phrases for falderol

falderal

noun

Wasted effort; also, mere nonsense: the falderal involved in PTA


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