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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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