Balderdash meaning

bôldər-dăsh
Nonsense.
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Senseless talk or writing; nonsense.
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The definition of balderdash is oral or written communication that is silly or dumb.

An example of someone who may use balderdash is someone who has consumed too much alcohol.

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Senseless talk or writing; nonsense.
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(archaic) A worthless mixture, especially of liquors.
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(archaic) To mix or adulterate.
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Origin of balderdash

  • Possibly alteration of Medieval Latin balductum posset

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Unknown, possibly from the early English drink of wine mixed with beer or water or other substances that was sold cheaply.

    From Wiktionary