malarkey

[ muh-lahr-kee ]

Part of Speech

noun

Definition

meaningless talk; nonsense

Origin + Etymology

an Americanism dating back to 1925–30; unknown origin

Synonyms

  • balderdash
  • drivel
  • foolishness
  • hogwash
  • nonsense

Antonyms

  • sense
  • truth

Example

The newest teacher at the school does not tolerate malarkey in her classroom.

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