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malarkey or malarky (məˈlɑːkɪ Pronunciation for )



  1. (slang) nonsense; rubbish

Word Origin

C20: of unknown origin

Example Sentences Including 'malarkey'

All the rest of that miserable, desiccated, dry-as-a-bone malarkey ?
Nicola Barker BEHINDLINGS (2002)
Is the ``clutter clearing ' malarkey something that you've studiously avoided?
British Medical Journal (2002)
When I started this writing malarkey , an ancient and scabrous sub-editor gave me something wrapped up in old newspaper.
Times, Sunday Times (2002)
`No. They'd have been publicly accused, and they weren't, so I guess the whole thing was just another load of media malarkey.
Loraine, Philip Loaded Questions


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