Thursday, March 1, 2012


Definition: (from
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
"also malarky, 'lies and exaggerations,' 1924, American English, of unknown origin. It also is a surname."

Awkwardness rating: 6

A jar of malarkey. (

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