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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Unacceptable behavior (especially ludicrously false statements).

Usage examples (37)
  • I never have and never will resort to 'buncombe' for the purpose of securing my own advancement.
  • What is the origin of the term "buncombe" as popularly used?
  • What a great deal of "buncombe" the American populace will bear!
  • That's how "buncombe" came to mean annoying and disingenuous language for more
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  • A "bunco" or "bunko" is a swindle, while "buncombe" or "bunkum" is insincere or untrue talk.
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