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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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

Usage examples (36)
  • Now, however, upon the repeated expression of fears from Lyons that this might be more than mere "bunkum," Russell began to instruct
  • "That was what he'd call bunkum, and we call bounce, squire.
  • However, your theory that it is "bunkum" is speculation as well.
  • ► A study at Middlesex University, England, into aromatherapy showed it was ineffective as pain relief, calling it "bunkum" 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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