1. informal. speech or writing designed to obscure, mislead, or impress
"Don't tell me you love me after I catch you cheating - that's total malarkey."
"She told me the argument in my paper was malarkey. I told her I wasn't hungry."
Origin: (from etymonline.com)
"also malarky, 'lies and exaggerations,' 1924, American English, of unknown origin. It also is a surname."
Awkwardness rating: 6
|A jar of malarkey. (rain.org)|