bullshit

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noun

bull·​shit ˈbu̇l-ˌshit How to pronounce bullshit (audio)
 also  ˈbəl-
usually vulgar
: nonsense
especially : foolish insolent talk

bullshit

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verb

bullshitted; bullshitting; bullshits

intransitive verb

1
informal + usually vulgar : to talk foolishly, boastfully, or idly
2
informal + usually vulgar : to engage in a discursive discussion

transitive verb

informal + usually vulgar : to talk nonsense to especially with the intention of deceiving or misleading
bullshitter noun
plural bullshitters
informal + usually vulgar

Examples of bullshit in a Sentence

Verb Don't bullshit me. Tell me the truth! Stop bullshitting and tell me the truth.

Word History

Etymology

Noun

bull entry 1 & bull entry 6

First Known Use

Noun

1914, in the meaning defined above

Verb

1926, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of bullshit was in 1914

Dictionary Entries Near bullshit

Cite this Entry

“Bullshit.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bullshit. Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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