Definition of malarkey
- He thinks that everything politicians say is a bunch of malarkey.
He thinks everything politicians say is just a bunch of malarkey.
the old lady declared that everything politicians say is pure malarkey
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First Known Use: 1924See Words from the same year
balderdash, 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, moonshine, nonsense, piffle, poppycock, rot, rubbish, senselessness, silliness, stupidity, tommyrot, trash, trumpery, twaddle;
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