malarkey

[muh-lahr-kee]
noun Informal.
speech or writing designed to obscure, mislead, or impress; bunkum: The claims were just a lot of malarkey.
Also, malarky.


Origin:
1925–30, Americanism; origin uncertain

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malarkey or malarky (məˈlɑːkɪ)
 
n
slang nonsense; rubbish
 
[C20: of unknown origin]
 
malarky or malarky
 
n
 
[C20: of unknown origin]

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malarkey
also malarky, "lies and exaggerations," 1929, Amer.Eng., of unknown origin. Sounds like someone's name.
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malark(e)y definition

[məˈlɑrki]
  1. n.
    nonsense; flattery. : Don't give me that malarkey!
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
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Example sentences
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.
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