Examples of balderdash in a Sentence
a combat veteran himself, he could not believe the balderdash he was hearing from whippersnappers with no war experience at all
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The question is not whether these claims are balderdash.
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Origin and Etymology of balderdash
First Known Use: 1674See Words from the same year
baloney (also boloney), beans, bilge, blarney, blather, bosh, bull [slang], bunk, bunkum (or buncombe), claptrap, drivel, folderol (also falderal), folly, foolishness, fudge, hogwash, hokeypokey, hokum, hooey, humbug, humbuggery, jazz, malarkey (also malarky), moonshine, nonsense, piffle, poppycock, rot, rubbish, senselessness, silliness, stupidity, tommyrot, trash, trumpery, twaddle;
BALDERDASH Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of balderdash for English Language Learners
: foolish words or ideas
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