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Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Definitions for malarkey

  1. Informal. speech or writing designed to obscure, mislead, or impress; bunkum: The claims were just a lot of malarkey.

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Citations for malarkey
Underneath all that free and easy hippie malarkey she is actually the most awful prig… Zoë Heller, What Was She Thinking? Notes on a Scandal, 2003
They talk about clothes and boys and all that kind of malarkey. You know. Donna Tartt, The Secret History, 1992
Origin of malarkey
1925-1930
Malarkey is an Americanism that arose in the 1920s. It is of unknown origin.