Examples of twaddle in a Sentence
We don't believe that twaddle anymore.
the novel's elaborate theory detailing a supposed 2,000-year-old conspiracy is mostly tiresome twaddle
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The word is chiefly British, deriving from footle, as a verb meaning to act or talk foolishly, to waste time, and as a noun meaning twaddle or nonsense.
In this ultra-premium, jargon-forward twaddle, the only acceptable word is ‘
Gone is the original’s joyful sense of mischief; what’s left is an inoffensive piece of twaddle that never fully appreciates the ineluctable bond between community spirit and a drop of the hard stuff.
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Origin and Etymology of twaddle
First Known Use: 1782See 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, malarkey (also malarky), moonshine, nonsense, piffle, poppycock, rot, rubbish, senselessness, silliness, stupidity, tommyrot, trash, trumpery;
First Known Use of twaddle
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Definition of twaddle for English Language Learners
: foolish words or ideas
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