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Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Definitions for falderal

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

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Citations for falderal
“All this political falderal is making me crazy, Pete. I hear cuckoo statements being made by cuckoo politicians..." Irwin Wolfe, Goodbye Beaver Lake, 2001
Jimmy Pendleton told himself that it was not true at all; that it was all falderal, what Sadie Dean had said. Eleanor H. Porter, Pollyanna Grows Up, 1915
Origin of falderal
The word falderal imitates the sound of nonsense lyrics in songs. It came to English at the turn of the 18th century.