- bald-faced hornet,
Origin of balderdash
Examples from the Web for balderdash
You will now hear what we call in the profession 'balderdash.'The Marriage Contract|Honore de Balzac
He's got on his admiral's uniform, and now he's passing his own fleet that Balderdash brought with him.Captain Jinks, Hero|Ernest Crosby
Police and all that; names an' addresses and all that balderdash.Tales of Chinatown|Sax Rohmer
"light airs of wind from the east" means a member for Galway and some balderdash about the Greeks.
I need n't read all this balderdash, mother; I 'll go on to business matters.Tony Butler|Charles James Lever
Word Origin for 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; first element perhaps cognate with Danish balder "noise, clatter" (cf. boulder).