Simple Definition of bunkum
: foolish or untrue words or ideas
Full Definition of bunkum
: insincere or foolish talk : nonsense
Examples of bunkum
What a load of bunkum!
<a cinematic depiction of the Middle Ages that was derided as pure bunkum by historians>
Variants of bunkum
Origin of bunkum
Buncombe county, North Carolina; from a remark made by its congressman, who defended an irrelevant speech by claiming that he was speaking to Buncombe
First Known Use: 1845
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