balderdash

  • 1 Balderdash — is a board game of bluffing and trivia by Bradyn Blower and Mark Powell.GameplayThe game begins by all players rolling a die, the high roll chosen to be the first dasher . The dasher draws a definition card from the supplied box, and rolls the… …

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  • 2 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… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 Balderdash — Bal der*dash, v. t. To mix or adulterate, as liquors. [1913 Webster] The wine merchants of Nice brew and balderdash, and even mix it with pigeon s dung and quicklime. Smollett. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 balderdash — 1590s, of unknown origin; originally a jumbled mix of liquors (milk and beer, beer and wine, etc.), transferred 1670s to senseless jumble of words. From DASH (Cf. dash); first element perhaps cognate with Dan. balder noise, clatter (Cf. BOULDER… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 balderdash — *nonsense, twaddle, drivel, bunk, poppycock, gobbledygook, trash, rot, bull …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 6 balderdash — ► NOUN ▪ senseless talk or writing. ORIGIN originally denoting a frothy liquid or an unappetizing mixture of drinks: of unknown origin …

    English terms dictionary

  • 7 balderdash — [bôl′dər dash΄] n. [orig. (17th c.), a senseless mixture of liquids, as of milk and ale] senseless talk or writing; nonsense …

    English World dictionary

  • 8 balderdash — [[t]bɔ͟ːldə(r)dæʃ[/t]] N UNCOUNT (disapproval) If you say that something that has been said or written is balderdash, you think it is completely untrue or very stupid. [OLD FASHIONED] What a load of balderdash! …

    English dictionary

  • 9 balderdash — verbose nonsense    Please switch off the talk show. It s just balderdash …

    English idioms

  • 10 balderdash — noun Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1674 nonsense …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 11 balderdash — /bawl deuhr dash /, n. 1. senseless, stupid, or exaggerated talk or writing; nonsense. 2. Obs. a muddled mixture of liquors. [1590 1600; of obscure orig.] * * * …

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  • 12 balderdash — noun a) senseless talk or writing; nonsense. <! b) a rapidly receding hairline Syn: bunk, drivel, piffle, poppycock, rubbish, twaddle …

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  • 13 balderdash — Synonyms and related words: absurdity, amphigory, babble, babblement, bibble babble, bilge, blabber, blather, bombast, bombastry, bosh, bushwa, claptrap, double talk, drivel, drool, eyewash, fiddle faddle, fiddledeedee, flummery, folderol, fudge …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 14 balderdash — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. nonsense, drivel. See unmeaningness. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. senseless talk, gibberish, bombast; see nonsense 1 . III (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) n. bunk, rot, poppycock. see nonsense IV (Roget s… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 15 balderdash — bal|der|dash [ˈbo:ldədæʃ US ˈbo:ldər ] n [U] talk or writing that is silly nonsense …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16 balderdash — bal|der|dash [ bɔldər,dæʃ ] noun uncount OLD FASHIONED nonsense …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 17 balderdash — bal·der·dash || bɔːldÉ™dæʃ n. nonsense …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 18 balderdash — [ bɔ:ldədaʃ] noun senseless talk or writing. Origin C16 (denoting a frothy liquid or an unappetizing mixture of drinks): of unknown origin …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 19 balderdash — n. Verbiage, rodomontade, gasconade, rant, bombast, fustian, froth, palaver, twaddle, chatter, trash, stuff, bosh, platitude, flummery, fudge, jargon, nonsense, prate, prating, senseless prate, jabber, gibberish, gibble gabble, gabble, drivel,… …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 20 balderdash — noun (U) old fashioned talk or writing that is silly nonsense …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English