What does the word Taradiddles mean?

taradiddle \tair-uh-DID-ul\ noun. 1 : a trivial or childish lie : fib. 2 : pretentious nonsense. Examples: “The time came when she not only told her taradiddle about having ‘hunted quite a lot,’ she even came near believing it.” — George Orwell, Burmese Days, 1934.

How do you use Taradiddle in a sentence?

How to use taradiddle in a sentence

  1. Well; never mind, I accept the responsibility, and will create even another taradiddle.
  2. This taradiddle I invented to account for the look of my hands.
  3. We would like to do so, of course; but our sense of truth revolts against the enunciation of such a taradiddle.

What is a synonym for Taradiddle?

In this page you can discover 13 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for taradiddle, like: boloney, tarradiddle, bilgewater, drool, humbug, tommyrot, tosh, twaddle, fib, story and tale.

What is the origin of nincompoop?

“Nincompoop,” meaning fool or idiot, was traced back to its first usage in the 1670s by Jonson in his Dictionary of 1755. He believed the word to have come from the Latin legal term, “non compos mentis”, which translates to insane or mentally incompetent or not of sound mind.

Where did the saying Collywobbles come from?

Etymology. Probably from colic (“severe pains that grip the abdomen”) + wobble (“unsteady motion”). Alternatively, it has been suggested that the word derives from colly (“coal dust”) (in the sense of someone becoming ill from breathing in such dust), or that it is a corruption of cholera.

What is the origin of the saying codswallop?

A frequently given etymology, although widely rejected as a folk etymology, derives it from Hiram Codd, British soft drink maker of the 1870s, known for the eponymous Codd-neck bottle, with the suggestion that codswallop is a derisive term for soft drinks by beer drinkers, from Codd’s + wallop (“beer (slang)”) “Codd’s …