from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Nonsense.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. senseless talk or writing; nonsense.
- v. To mix or adulterate.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A worthless mixture, especially of liquors.
- n. Senseless jargon; ribaldry; nonsense; trash.
- transitive v. To mix or adulterate, as liquors.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A jumbled mixture of frothy liquors.
- n. Senseless prate; an unmeaning or nonsensical jumble of words; trashy talk or writing.
- n. Synonyms See prattle, n.
- To jumble and adulterate (liquors); hence, to mix with inferior ingredients; adulterate: with with before the adulterant: as, to balderdash wine with cider.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. trivial nonsense
Possibly alteration of Medieval Latin balductum, posset.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Unknown, possibly from the early English drink of wine mixed with beer or water or other substances that was sold cheaply. (Wiktionary)