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balderdash Explained

balderdash at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


balderdash at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

1596, of unknown origin; originally a jumbled mix of liquors (milk and beer, beer and wine, etc.), transferred 1674 to "senseless jumble of words." First element perhaps cognate with Dan. balder "noise, clatter" (cf. boulder). ///

balderdash at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n [U] talk or writing that is silly nonsense//

balderdash at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

61 Moby Thesaurus words for "balderdash":
absurdity, amphigory, babble, babblement, bibble-babble, bilge,
blabber, blather, bombast, bombastry, bosh, bushwa, claptrap,
double-talk, drivel, drool, eyewash, fiddle-faddle, fiddledeedee,
flummery, folderol, fudge, fustian, gabble, galimatias, gammon,
gibber, gibberish, gibble-gabble, gobbledygook, highfalutin,
hocus-pocus, hot air, humbug, jabber, jargon, malarkey,
mumbo jumbo, narrishkeit, niaiserie, nonsense, pack of nonsense,
palaver, prate, prattle, rant, rigamarole, rigmarole, rodomontade,
rot, rubbish, skimble-skamble, stuff and nonsense, stultiloquence,
trash, trumpery, twaddle, twattle, twiddle-twaddle, vaporing,

balderdash at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

Balderdash at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Balderdash \Bal"der*dash\, n. [Of uncertain origin: cf. Dan.
balder noise, clatter, and E. dash; hence, perhaps, unmeaning
noise, then hodgepodge, mixture; or W. baldorduss a
prattling, baldordd, baldorddi, to prattle.]
1. A worthless mixture, especially of liquors.

Indeed beer, by a mixture of wine, hath lost both
name and nature, and is called balderdash. --Taylor
(Drink and

2. Senseless jargon; ribaldry; nonsense; trash.

Balderdash \Bal"der*dash\, v. t.
To mix or adulterate, as liquors.

The wine merchants of Nice brew and balderdash, and
even mix it with pigeon's dung and quicklime.

balderdash at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

n : trivial nonsense [syn: {fiddle-faddle}, {piffle}]

balderdash at English (WD) Of Explained:



Inter: unk » ., possibly from the early English drink of wine mixed with beer or water or other substances that was sold cheaply.The Etymologicon: A Circular Stroll through the Hidden Connections of the English Language by Mark Forsyth


* Inter: IPA » /ˈbɔːldə.dæʃ/


Inter: en-noun » -
  • senseless talk or writing; nonsense.

  • Synonyms

    * bunk, drivel, piffle, poppycock, rubbish, twaddle
  • see Category: Wikisaurus:nonsense -


    Inter: trans-top » nonsense
  • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|глупост|f|p|tr=glúposti|alt=глупости|sc=Cyrl, Inter: t+ » bg|безсмислица|f|p|tr=bezsmíslici|alt=безсмислици|sc=Cyrl
  • Chinese:
  • : Mandarin: Inter: t- » cmn|胡說八道|sc=Hani, Inter: t- » cmn|胡说八道|tr=húshuōbādào|sc=Hani
  • Dutch: Inter: t- » nl|gebazel|n
  • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|soopa

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|bêtises|f|p
    • German: Inter: t- » de|Gefasel|n
    • Ido: stult-ajo
    • Japanese: Inter: t- » ja|たわごと|tr=tawagoto|sc=Jpan
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|чепуха|f|tr=čepuxá, Inter: t+ » ru|бессмыслица|f|tr=bessmýslica, Inter: t+ » ru|вздор|m|tr=vzdor, Inter: t+ » ru|галиматья|f|tr=galimatʹjá, Inter: t+ » ru|белиберда|f|tr=beliberdá

    Inter: trans-botto » m


    Inter: en-verb » balderdashes|balderdashing|balderdashed
  • To mix or adulterate.
    1. : The wine merchants of Nice brew and balderdash, and even mix it with pigeons dung and quicklime.'' — Smollett.


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