balderdash balderdash  /ˈbɔl dər ˌdæʃ/


  • (n) trivial nonsense



  1. The balderdash that follows is nonsense of the highest quality.
  2. But his statement that he and his high command expected 20 times as many was pure Hitler balderdash.
  3. Now Clark offers his own 7% solution: part authentic atmosphere and 93% balderdash.



  1. Sullivan said: "What was said was utter and complete balderdash. We have not dragged our feet at all. We've done everything they wanted. I think they are looking for excuses because they either won't be able to put their own money in or they can't...
    on Nov 28, 2007 By: David Sullivan Source:

  2. Walter Cronkite, speaking at a 1976 CBS-TV affiliates conference, said, "Any real newsman knows that sort of stuff is balderdash. It's cosmetics, pretty packaging-not substance."
    on Feb 9, 2010 By: Walter Cronkite Source: Wall Street Journal

  3. The WP's EJ Dionne Jr. says "it's balderdash to call Obama's policies 'radical.' In fact, in trying to deal with the ailing banks, it seems Obama is really interested in pursuing a moderate course, but this is a case where moderation may be exactly...
    on Mar 9, 2009 By: EJ Dionne Source: Slate

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