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Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Definitions for falderal

  1. mere nonsense; foolish talk or ideas.
  2. a trifle; gimcrack; gew-gaw.

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Citations for falderal
“All this political falderal is making me crazy, Pete. I hear cuckoo statements being made by cuckoo politicians..." Irwin Wolfe, Goodbye Beaver Lake, 2001
Jimmy Pendleton told himself that it was not true at all; that it was all falderal, what Sadie Dean had said. Eleanor H. Porter, Pollyanna Grows Up, 1915
Origin of falderal
1695-1705
The word falderal imitates the sound of nonsense lyrics in songs. It came to English at the turn of the 18th century.
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