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Mar 25, 2011
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taradiddle
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taradiddle or tarradiddle

PRONUNCIATION:
(tar-uh-DID-l)

MEANING:
noun: 1. A petty lie. 2. Pretentious nonsense.

ETYMOLOGY:
Origin unknown. Earliest documented use: 1796.

USAGE:
"This investment is pure puffery and taradiddle."
Malcolm Berko; Taking Stock; The State Journal-Register (Springfield, Illinois); Apr 26, 2010.

See more usage examples of taradiddle in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.

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