[ muh-lahr-kee ]
/ məˈlɑr ki /
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speech or writing designed to obscure, mislead, or impress; bunkum: The claims were just a lot of malarkey.
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Mississippi’s nickname comes from the magnificent trees that grow there. What is it?
Origin of malarkey
An Americanism dating back to 1925–30; origin uncertain
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British Dictionary definitions for malarkey
/ (məˈlɑːkɪ) /
slang nonsense; rubbish
Word Origin for malarkey
C20: of unknown origin
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