Main meanings of fal-lal in English

: fal-lal1fal-lal2

fal-lal1

Pronunciation /falˈlal/ /fə(l)ˈlal/

noun

  • 1A piece of frippery or finery; a showy article of dress or personal adornment. Chiefly in plural.

  • 2In extended use: a frivolous or unnecessary addition or embellishment.

  • 3British dialect Affectation or pretentiousness in manner; (more generally) fuss, rigmarole.

Origin

Early 18th century. A reduplicative formation (with variation of the initial consonant) of uncertain origin.

Main meanings of fal-lal in English

: fal-lal1fal-lal2

fal-lal2

Pronunciation /falˈlal/ /fə(l)ˈlal/

verb

informal, rare
  • To trifle, dally; to waste time in trifling activity. Also (occasionally) with object: to fuss over, make a fuss of; to bestow trifles upon.

Origin

Early 19th century. From fal-lal.