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Meaning of BALDERDASH

Pronunciation:  'boldur`dash

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  trivial nonsense
 

BALDERDASH is a 10 letter word that starts with B.

 

 Synonyms: fiddle-faddle, piffle
 
 See Also: hokum, meaninglessness, nonsense, nonsensicality

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \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
                                                   Welcome).
    
    2. Senseless jargon; ribaldry; nonsense; trash.
    
    
  2. \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.
                                                   --Smollett.
    
    
 
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