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folderol

[ fol-duh-rol ]
/ ˈfɒl dəˌrɒl /
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noun

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

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Also fal·de·ral [fal-duh-ral], /ˈfæl dəˌræl/, fal·de·rol [fal-duh-rol] /ˈfæl dəˌrɒl/ .

Origin of folderol

First recorded in 1695–1705 and 1820–25 for def. 2; originally as a nonsense refrain in songs; of obscure origin
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folderol
/ (ˈfɒldəˌrɒl) /

noun

a variant of falderal
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