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blarney

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noun blar·ney \ˈblär-nē\

Simple Definition of blarney

  • : 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. 1 :  skillful flattery :  blandishment

  2. 2 :  nonsense, humbug

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: 1780

Rhymes with blarney


Blarney

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geographical name Blar·ney \ˈblär-nē\

Definition of Blarney

  1. town SW Ireland in cen County Cork pop 1952





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