noun fol·de·rol \ˈfäl-də-ˌräl\

: foolish language, behavior, or ideas

Full Definition of FOLDEROL

:  a useless ornament or accessory :  trifle
:  nonsense

Variants of FOLDEROL

fol·de·rol also fal·de·ral \ˈfal-də-ˌral\

Examples of FOLDEROL

  1. I wish we could just discuss these questions without having to go through all the folderol of a formal meeting.
  2. <wanted a dignified, simple wedding and not the folderol that the wedding planner was trying to foist on them>

Origin of FOLDEROL

fol-de-rol, a nonsense refrain in songs
First Known Use: circa 1820


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