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'Malarkey' etymology

Malarkey (n.) also malarky, "lies and exaggerations, humbug," 1924, American English, of unknown origin. It also is an Irish surname. Meaning much the same thing at about the same time in U.S. slang was ackamarackus

Source : Online Etymology Dictionary

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