balderdash









balderdash


noun

  1. senseless, stupid, or exaggerated talk or writing; nonsense.
  2. Obsolete. a muddled mixture of liquors.

noun

  1. stupid or illogical talk; senseless rubbish
n.

1590s, of unknown origin; originally a jumbled mix of liquors (milk and beer, beer and wine, etc.), transferred 1670s to “senseless jumble of words.” From dash; first element perhaps cognate with Danish balder “noise, clatter” (cf. boulder).

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