fol-de-rol

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Interjection[edit]

fol-de-rol

  1. Nonsense word traditional to English ballads and madrigals.
    • 1957, Richard Rodgers, Cinderella.
      Fol-de-rol and fiddle dee dee and fiddley faddley foddle. All the wishes in the world are poppycock and twaddle.

Noun[edit]

fol-de-rol (plural fol-de-rols)

  1. Alternative form of folderol
  2. A gaudy thing of little value; a trinket.
  3. Nonsense.
  4. Excessive efforts expended on a something trivial; much ado about nothing.

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