\ ˈbəm(p)f How to pronounce bumf (audio) \
variants: or less commonly bumph

Definition of bumf

chiefly British

Examples of bumf in a Sentence

a lot of public relations bumf about the company's new products
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First Known Use of bumf

circa 1889, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for bumf

from bumf toilet paper, short for bumfodder, from bum entry 1 + fodder

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The first known use of bumf was circa 1889

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“Bumf.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bumf. Accessed 15 December 2019.

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English Language Learners Definition of bumf

British, informal : material that is not important or interesting

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delight or enjoyment

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