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bullshit

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noun bull·shit \ˈbu̇l-ˌshit also ˈbəl-\

Definition of bullshit

usually vulgar

  1. :  nonsense; especially :  foolish insolent talk



Origin of bullshit

1bull & 6bull


First Known Use: 1914


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bullshit

verb bull·shit

Definition of bullshit

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 usually vulgar :  to talk foolishly, boastfully, or idly

  3. 2 usually vulgar :  to engage in a discursive discussion

  4. transitive verb
  5. usually vulgar :  to talk nonsense to especially with the intention of deceiving or misleading



Examples of bullshit

  1. Don't bullshit me. Tell me the truth!

  2. Stop bullshitting and tell me the truth.



1926

First Known Use of bullshit

1926



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