Definition of twaddle
- that idea is pure twaddle
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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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;
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