Definition of balderdash in English:


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  • Senseless talk or writing; nonsense.

    ‘she dismissed talk of plots as “bunkum and balderdash.”’
    • ‘And all this talk of it being a man's world is pure balderdash, poppycock and gibberish.’
    • ‘I've got to say that it's absolute balderdash and poppycock.’
    • ‘‘What I have heard tonight is a bunch of balderdash,’ she said of council's concerns.’
    • ‘Given that the paper printed tens of thousands of words of willful balderdash from 2001 to 2003, the admission leaves something to be desired, but that's scarcely surprising.’
    • ‘There's a diplomatic word for that: balderdash.’
    • ‘But this is balderdash disguised as genuine debate.’
    • ‘I don't know what trick question those 30 percent of respondents were asked, but the answer they are said to have given is balderdash.’
    • ‘There's so much balderdash associated with shutting down my office for a trip that I rarely manage to get much sleep on the night before.’
    • ‘Personally, I think that argument is a load of balderdash.’
    • ‘Some claim that this is balderdash and that the warming of the Atlantic waters this year is due to simple luck.’
    • ‘He claims that Burkean conservatives believe in a natural, immutable order of things - which is balderdash.’
    • ‘His remarks are utter balderdash from start to finish and illustrate the truly lamentable decline of science into ideological propaganda.’
    • ‘Zero-sum budgets bring out the worst mix of balderdash and partisanship among politicians.’
    • ‘Most of it is balderdash, and has very little, if anything, to do with the appalling rate of fatalities on our roads.’
    • ‘This is so much balderdash that you wonder how it can be repeated with a straight face.’
    • ‘Chances are that they already know it's balderdash but are enjoying the idea too much to give it up.’
    • ‘In professional terms, this is referred to as our ‘mission statement,’ or a ‘statement of priorities,’ or perhaps ‘total balderdash.’’
    • ‘‘Such self-improvement balderdash will do nothing but relegate you to a career in mediocrity,’ Eliot contends.’
    • ‘As to Lu's performance, so much of what she has both done and said recently has been embarrassing balderdash.’
    • ‘Eventually, he discovered a home for his talents in the world of frontier journalism, where balderdash in the cause of boosterism was rarely considered a vice.’
    balderdash, gibberish, claptrap, blarney, guff, blather, blether
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/ˈbôldərˌdaSH/ /ˈbɔldərˌdæʃ/


Late 16th century (denoting a frothy liquid; later, an unappetizing mixture of drinks): of unknown origin.