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falderal

[fal-duh-ral]
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noun
  1. mere nonsense; foolish talk or ideas.
  2. a trifle; gimcrack; gew-gaw.
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Also fal·de·rol [fal-duh-rol] /ˈfæl dəˌrɒl/, folderol.

Origin of falderal

First recorded in 1695–1705; orig. as a nonsense refrain in songs; of obscure origin
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Related Words for falderal

absurdity, baloney, bunk, garbage, gibberish, gobbledygook, lunacy, nonsense, stupidity, twaddle, craziness

Examples from the Web for falderal

Historical Examples of falderal

  • Falderal, fl′der-al, n. a meaningless refrain in songs: any kind of flimsy trifle—also Fol′derol and Fal de rol.

    Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 2 of 4: E-M)

    Various


British Dictionary definitions for falderal

falderal

falderol (ˈfældɪˌrɒl) or folderol (ˈfɒldɪˌrɒl)

noun
  1. a showy but worthless trifle
  2. foolish nonsense
  3. a nonsensical refrain in old songs
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