balderdash

[ bawl-der-dash ]
/ ˈbɔl dərˌdæʃ /

noun

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

Origin of balderdash

First recorded in 1590–1600; of obscure origin
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balderdash

/ (ˈbɔːldəˌdæʃ) /

noun

stupid or illogical talk; senseless rubbish

Word Origin for balderdash

C16: of unknown origin
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