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balderdash


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Balderdash  \Bal"der*dash\,  n.  [Of  uncertain  origin:  cf  Dan. 
  balder  noise,  clatter,  and  E.  dash;  hence  perhaps,  unmeaning 
  noise,  then  hodgepodge,  mixture;  or  W.  baldorduss  a 
  prattling,  baldordd  baldorddi  to  prattle.] 
  1.  A  worthless  mixture,  especially  of  liquors. 
 
  Indeed  beer,  by  a  mixture  of  wine,  hath  lost  both 
  name  and  nature,  and  is  called  balderdash.  --Taylor 
  (Drink  and 
  Welcome). 
 
  2.  Senseless  jargon;  ribaldry;  nonsense;  trash. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Balderdash  \Bal"der*dash\,  v.  t. 
  To  mix  or  adulterate,  as  liquors. 
 
  The  wine  merchants  of  Nice  brew  and  balderdash,  and 
  even  mix  it  with  pigeon's  dung  and  quicklime. 
  --Smollett. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  balderdash 
  n  :  trivial  nonsense  [syn:  {fiddle-faddle},  {piffle}] 




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