noun \ˈbəŋ-kəm\

: foolish or untrue words or ideas

Full Definition of BUNKUM

:  insincere or foolish talk :  nonsense

Variants of BUNKUM

bun·kum or bun·combe \ˈbəŋ-kəm\

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>

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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