falderol
Falderal Fal"de*ral`, n. 1. Nonsense; foolish talk. [Also spelled {folderol} and {falderol}.] [Colloq.]

Syn: humbug; balderdash; poppycock. [1913 Webster]

2. a knickknack; a gew-gaw. [PJC]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • falderol — also falderal, folderol, 1701, nonsense refrain in songs; meaning gewgaw, trifle is attested from 1820 …   Etymology dictionary

  • falderol — Folderol Fol de*rol , n. Nonsense; foolish talk. [Also spelled {falderal} and {falderol}.] [Colloq.] Syn: humbug; balderdash; poppycock. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • falderol —   n. trifle, gewgaw …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • falderol — noun ornamental objects of no great value • Syn: ↑folderal, ↑frill, ↑gimcrackery, ↑gimcrack, ↑nonsense, ↑trumpery • Hypernyms: ↑decoration, ↑ornament, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • falderal — Folderol Fol de*rol , n. Nonsense; foolish talk. [Also spelled {falderal} and {falderol}.] [Colloq.] Syn: humbug; balderdash; poppycock. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Falderal — Fal de*ral , n. 1. Nonsense; foolish talk. [Also spelled {folderol} and {falderol}.] [Colloq.] Syn: humbug; balderdash; poppycock. [1913 Webster] 2. a knickknack; a gew gaw. [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Folderol — Fol de*rol , n. Nonsense; foolish talk. [Also spelled {falderal} and {falderol}.] [Colloq.] Syn: humbug; balderdash; poppycock. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • folderol — Falderal Fal de*ral , n. 1. Nonsense; foolish talk. [Also spelled {folderol} and {falderol}.] [Colloq.] Syn: humbug; balderdash; poppycock. [1913 Webster] 2. a knickknack; a gew gaw. [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • falderal — /fal deuh ral /, n. 1. mere nonsense; foolish talk or ideas. 2. a trifle; gimcrack; gew gaw. Also, falderol /fal deuh rol /, folderol. [1695 1705; orig. as a nonsense refrain in songs; of obscure orig.] * * * …   Universalium

  • falderal — /ˈfældəræl/ (say falduhral) noun 1. meaningless syllables forming the refrain of various old songs. 2. mere nonsense. 3. a gewgaw. Also, falderol, folderol …   Australian English dictionary

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