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English noun: taradiddle

1. taradiddle (communication) a trivial lie

SamplesHe told a fib about eating his spinach.
How can I stop my child from telling stories?.

Synonymsfib, story, tale, tarradiddle

Broader (hypernym)lie, prevarication

Narrower (hyponym)cock-and-bull story, fairy story, fairy tale, fairytale, song and dance

2. taradiddle (communication) pretentious or silly talk or writing

Synonymsbaloney, bilgewater, boloney, bosh, drool, humbug, tarradiddle, tommyrot, tosh, twaddle

Broader (hypernym)bunk, hokum, meaninglessness, nonsense, nonsensicality

Domain usageargot, cant, jargon, lingo, patois, slang, vernacular

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