- verbose nonsense
"Please switch off the talk show. It's just balderdash."
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Balderdash — is a board game of bluffing and trivia by Bradyn Blower and Mark Powell.GameplayThe game begins by all players rolling a die, the high roll chosen to be the first dasher . The dasher draws a definition card from the supplied box, and rolls the… … Wikipedia
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… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
Balderdash — Bal der*dash, v. t. To mix or adulterate, as liquors. [1913 Webster] The wine merchants of Nice brew and balderdash, and even mix it with pigeon s dung and quicklime. Smollett. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
balderdash — 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 (Cf. dash); first element perhaps cognate with Dan. balder noise, clatter (Cf. BOULDER… … Etymology dictionary
balderdash — *nonsense, twaddle, drivel, bunk, poppycock, gobbledygook, trash, rot, bull … New Dictionary of Synonyms
balderdash — ► NOUN ▪ senseless talk or writing. ORIGIN originally denoting a frothy liquid or an unappetizing mixture of drinks: of unknown origin … English terms dictionary
balderdash — [bôl′dər dash΄] n. [orig. (17th c.), a senseless mixture of liquids, as of milk and ale] senseless talk or writing; nonsense … English World dictionary
balderdash — [[t]bɔ͟ːldə(r)dæʃ[/t]] N UNCOUNT (disapproval) If you say that something that has been said or written is balderdash, you think it is completely untrue or very stupid. [OLD FASHIONED] What a load of balderdash! … English dictionary
balderdash — noun Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1674 nonsense … New Collegiate Dictionary
balderdash — /bawl deuhr dash /, n. 1. senseless, stupid, or exaggerated talk or writing; nonsense. 2. Obs. a muddled mixture of liquors. [1590 1600; of obscure orig.] * * * … Universalium