Folderol
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. 2000.

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  • folderol — [fäl′də räl΄] n. 1. a showy but worthless trinket 2. mere nonsense …   English World dictionary

  • 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

  • folderol — See a lot of folderol …   English idioms

  • folderol — also falderal noun Etymology: fol de rol, a nonsense refrain in songs Date: circa 1820 1. a useless ornament or accessory ; trifle 2. nonsense …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • folderol — /fol deuh rol /, n. falderal. * * * …   Universalium

  • folderol — noun /ˈfɒldərəl,ˈfɑːldərɑːl/ a) Nonsense or foolishness. b) A decorative object of little value; a trifle or gewgaw. Syn: foolishness, nonsense …   Wiktionary

  • folderol — Synonyms and related words: a continental, a curse, a damn, a darn, a hoot, absurdity, amphigory, anacrusis, babble, babblement, bagatelle, balderdash, bass passage, bauble, bean, bibble babble, bibelot, bit, blabber, blather, bombast, bourdon,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • folderol — n fuss, complications, argy bargy . Fol de rol and falderal are nonsense words used in popular songs in former times …   Contemporary slang

  • folderol — n. empty chatter, nonsense …   English contemporary dictionary

  • folderol — [ fɒldərɒl] (also falderal) noun 1》 trivial or nonsensical fuss. 2》 dated a showy but useless item. Origin from a meaningless refrain in old songs …   English new terms dictionary

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