Malarkey

Pronunciation: [ muh-lahr-kee ]

Definition: noun

1: meaningless talk; nonsense

2: speech or writing designed to obscure, mislead, or impress; bunkum

Origin: 1920s

Etymology: an Americanism dating back to 1925–30; unknown origin


Usage:

Synonyms:

  • balderdash

  • drivel

  • foolishness

  • hogwash

  • nonsense

Antonyms:

  • sense

  • truth

Example: The newest teacher at the school does not tolerate malarkey in her classroom.



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