- senseless, stupid, or exaggerated talk or writing; nonsense.
- Obsolete. a muddled mixture of liquors.
- stupid or illogical talk; senseless rubbish
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).