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Date: 1900-2000
Origin: Perhaps from the family name Malarkey

malarkey

noun
     
ma‧lar‧key [uncountable]
informal things which you think are silly or untrue [= nonsense]:
I'm not interested in all this scientific malarkey.
You don't believe in ghosts and all that malarkey, do you?

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