Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Exaggerated or foolish talk, usually intended to deceive.

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  • noun Nonsense; rubbish.

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  • noun empty rhetoric or insincere or exaggerated talk

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Origin unknown.]

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Of unknown origin. May be somebody's name.

Examples

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  • Dave Chappelle uses this word when he plays white characters.

    February 23, 2007

  • Yay! I am so delighted to rediscover that this word. Miss Malarkey is a fictional elementary teacher who puts up with a lot of nonsense herself. My favorite book is the original, Miss Malarkey Doesn't Live in Room 10.

    June 8, 2007

  • Walt Kelly's name for McCarthy in in Pogo comic strip

    October 24, 2008