Part of speech: noun

An empty and pretentious flow of words.

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Usage examples "balderdash":

  1. I am almost ashamed to quote such nauseous balderdash; but I have been forced to descend even lower, if possible, in search of materials. - "The History of England from the Accession of James II. Volume 1 (of 5)", Thomas Babington Macaulay.
  2. You take contrary sides, and mix up a balderdash of ideas, until you don't know whether you are standing on your head or your heels; and it was after this that Dick found his refuge with Phillis. - "Not Like Other Girls", Rosa N. Carey.
  3. Don't talk balderdash; my head is weak enough already. - "The Bramleighs Of Bishop's Folly", Charles James Lever.