blarney


blar·ney

noun \ˈblär-nē\

: talk that is not true but that is nice and somewhat funny and that may be used to trick you

Full Definition of BLARNEY

1
:  skillful flattery :  blandishment
2
blarney verb

Examples of BLARNEY

  1. She was charmed by his blarney.
  2. a tale with more than a hint of blarney

Origin of BLARNEY

Blarney stone, a stone in Blarney Castle, near Cork, Ireland, held to bestow skill in flattery on those who kiss it
First Known Use: 1784

Rhymes with BLARNEY

Blar·ney

geographical name \ˈblär-nē\

Definition of BLARNEY

town SW Ireland in cen County Cork pop 1952

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