noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for folderol

Contemporary Examples of folderol

  • Men and women of good intent who simply seek “the truth” upon which to base their opinions find themselves awash in folderol.

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    The Facts About Ferguson Matter, Dammit

    Doug McIntyre

    December 3, 2014

  • In that case, maybe all the wiretapped chatter about how Zell "understands" the governor's desire is folderol.

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    How Zell Screwed Up On Blagojevich

    Jim Warren

    December 15, 2008

Historical Examples of folderol

  • Now, I say, what seems to you the handsomest gown in all this folderol, hey?

    Hildegarde's Harvest

    Laura E. Richards

  • Mingled with all the folderol, of course, there is stuff of nobler quality.

    A Book of Prefaces

    H. L. Mencken

  • Folderol: Talk or conversation of any kind between a man and a woman that does not contain an invitation or a promise.

  • And if you have had any idee of High Schools and that folderol, you may just get it out of your head at once.

    Helen Grant's Schooldays

    Amanda M. Douglas

  • "But the spectres of rheumatism and sore-throat stand between me and all that folderol now," Mr. Yorke says, with a half-sigh.

British Dictionary definitions for folderol



a variant of falderal
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