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Word: drivel

Definition: nonsense; foolishness; V: talk nonsense


Sentences Containing 'drivel'

Author/comic Steve Martin mentions Ypsilanti in his short story "A Public Apology" from his book "Pure Drivel".
He believes that television is a fountain of "mindless drivel" and wants to rid the world of it.
More familiarly or when openly expressing low interest, people use "tjafs" or "trams" (drivel) and "skr├Ąp" or "krams" (rubbish).
Pure Drivel is a collection of stories by Steve Martin, published in 1998, many of which first appeared in "The New Yorker".

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