[ muh-lahr-kee ]
/ məˈlɑr ki /
speech or writing designed to obscure, mislead, or impress; bunkum: The claims were just a lot of malarkey.
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Origin of malarkey
An Americanism dating back to 1925–30; origin uncertain
Words nearby malarkey
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British Dictionary definitions for malarky
/ (məˈlɑːkɪ) /
slang nonsense; rubbish
Word Origin for malarkey
C20: of unknown origin
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