What does balderdash mean?

Definitions for balderdash
ˈbɔl dərˌdæʃbalder·dash

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. balderdash, fiddle-faddle, pifflenoun

    trivial nonsense

Wiktionary

  1. balderdashnoun

    senseless talk or writing; nonsense.

  2. balderdashverb

    To mix or adulterate.

    The wine merchants of Nice brew and balderdash, and even mix it with pigeon's dung and quicklime. uE00018571uE001 Smollett.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Balderdashnoun

    Any thing jumbled together without judgment; rude mixture; a confused discourse.

    Etymology: probably of bald, Sax. bold, and dash, to mingle.

  2. To Balderdashverb

    To mix or adulterate any liquor.

    Etymology: from the noun.

Wikipedia

  1. Balderdash

    Balderdash is a board game variant of a classic parlor game known as Fictionary or "The Dictionary Game". It was created by Laura Robinson and Paul Toyne of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The game was first released in 1984 under Canada Games. It was later picked up by a U.S company, The Games Gang, and eventually became the property of Hasbro and finally Mattel. The game has sold over 15 million copies worldwide to date. It is aimed at fans of word games, such as Scrabble.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Balderdashnoun

    a worthless mixture, especially of liquors

  2. Balderdashnoun

    senseless jargon; ribaldry; nonsense; trash

  3. Balderdashverb

    to mix or adulterate, as liquors

Freebase

  1. Balderdash

    Balderdash is a board game of bluffing and trivia created by Laura Robinson and Paul Toyne. The game was first released in 1984, under Canada Games. It was later picked up by a U.S company, The Games Gang, and eventually became the property of Hasbro, and finally Mattel. The game is based on a classic parlor game called Fictionary. The game has sold over 15 million copies worldwide to date. It is aimed at fans of word games, such as scrabble.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Balderdash

    bawl′dėr-dash, n. idle senseless talk: anything jumbled together without judgment: obscene language or writing. [Ety. dub.; but cf. the prov. Eng. balder, to use coarse language, Dut. balderen, to roar. Some adduce Welsh baldorrdusbaldordd, idle noisy talk.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of balderdash in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of balderdash in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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