mere nonsense; foolish talk or ideas.
a trifle; gimcrack; gew-gaw.

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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falderol (ˈfældɪˌrɒl) or folderol (ˈfɒldɪˌrɒl)


a showy but worthless trifle
foolish nonsense
a nonsensical refrain in old songs
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