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Bal"der*dash (&unr_;), n. [Of uncertain origin: cf. Dan. balder noise, clatter, and E. dash; hence, perhaps, unmeaning noise, then hodgepodge, mixture; or W. baldorduss a prattling, baldordd, baldorddi, to prattle.] 1. A worthless mixture, especially of liquors.
Indeed beer, by a mixture of wine, hath lost both name and nature, and is called balderdash. Taylor (Drink and Welcome).
2. Senseless jargon; ribaldry; nonsense; trash.
Bal"der*dash (&unr_;), v. t. To mix or adulterate, as liquors.
The wine merchants of Nice brew and balderdash, and even Smollett.
mix it with pigeon's dung and quicklime.