Definition of malarkey in English:


Line breaks: ma¦lar|key
Pronunciation: /məˈlɑːki


[mass noun] informal
  • Meaningless talk; nonsense: don’t give me that malarkey
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    • All of us in the band are having to learn about this showbiz malarkey as we go along.
    • Hopefully the new system will be worth this small loss, particularly if it brings an end to that irritating 400 character limit malarkey.
    • Not surprisingly, given our growing national devotion to mystical malarkey, Irish people are flocking to this supernatural health centre.


1920s: of unknown origin.

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