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malarkey

[muh-lahr-kee] /məˈlɑr ki/
noun, Informal.
1.
speech or writing designed to obscure, mislead, or impress; bunkum:
The claims were just a lot of malarkey.
Also, malarky.
Origin
1925-1930
1925-30, Americanism; origin uncertain
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Examples from the web for malarkey
  • Physics and engineering are supposed to be above that sort of malarkey.
  • If necessary, you could say they weren't doing for the money, or something other flattering malarkey.
  • With all the talk about it not being feasible is malarkey.
  • You've been watching too much cable news and falling for all that malarkey.
British Dictionary definitions for malarkey

malarkey

/məˈlɑːkɪ/
noun
1.
(slang) nonsense; rubbish
Word Origin
C20: of unknown origin
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Word Origin and History for malarkey
n.

also malarky, "lies and exaggerations," 1924, American English, of unknown origin. It also is a surname.

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Slang definitions & phrases for malarkey

malarkey

interjection

bullshit

noun

Lies and exaggerations; empty ombasti talk; baloney, bullshit: Hollywood is in the business of manufacturing malarkey as well as movies/ That's a lot of malarkey

[1929+; origin unknown]


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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