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bunkum

noun bun·kum \ˈbəŋ-kəm\

Simple Definition of bunkum

  • : foolish or untrue words or ideas

Full Definition of bunkum

  1. :  insincere or foolish talk :  nonsense

Examples of bunkum

  1. What a load of bunkum!

  2. <a cinematic depiction of the Middle Ages that was derided as pure bunkum by historians>



Variants of bunkum

or bun·combe play \ˈbəŋ-kəm\

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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