flumadiddle

[ fluhm-uh-did-l, fluhm-uh-did-l ]
/ ˌflʌm əˈdɪd l, ˈflʌm əˌdɪd l /

noun

utter nonsense.
worthless frills.

QUIZZES

QUIZ YOURSELF ON THESE WORDS FROM BROWN GIRL DREAMING!

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Origin of flumadiddle

1840–50, Americanism; apparently flum(mery) + -a- unstressed linking vowel + diddle2

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