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bumf

or bumph  (bŭmf)
n. Chiefly British Slang
1. Pamphlets, forms, memorandums, or similar printed matter, especially when considered uninteresting or unimportant.
2. Toilet paper.

[Short for bum fodder : bum + fodder.]

bumf

(bʌmf) or

bumph

n
1. informal derogatory superfluous documents, forms, publicity material, etc
2. slang toilet paper
[C19: short for earlier bumfodder; see bum1]

bumf

(bʌmf)

n. Brit.
1. official notices, memoranda, or the like.
2. Slang. toilet paper.
[1885–90; short for bumfodder. See bum2, fodder]

Bumf, Bumph

 British, documents collectively; waste or unnecessary documents collectively, 1899; [short for bumfolder ‘toilet paper’].
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bumf - reading materials (documents, written information) that you must read and deal with but that you think are extremely boring
reading material, reading - written material intended to be read; "the teacher assigned new readings"; "he bought some reading material at the airport"
Britain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom
Translations

bumf

[bʌmf] N
1. (Brit) (pej) (= papers, information) → papeleo m, papeles mpl
2. (= lavatory paper) → papel m higiénico

bumf

[ˈbʌmf] n (= forms) → paperasse f

bumf

[bʌmf] n (fam) (documents, forms) → scartoffie fpl
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The product of an administrator working in the years after 1087, it was `the bumf of late-eleventh-century English government'.
When you've heard all the spiel and read all the bumf rammed through the letter box you just want to know what a person is like.
Bangkok, Dubai, Mumbai and Singapore are likely to make an understandably big deal of the fact that they're attracting the likes of Djokovic, Nadal and Murray, referred to in IPTL's extensive PR bumf as 'icons', as well as the obligatory clutch of 'legends', including Sampras and Agassi, to their towns.
Welsh Lib Dem leader Kirsty Williams said: "There are pages and pages of self congratulatory bumf, with little meaning or use to Assembly Members or the people of Wales.
Welsh Lib Dem leader Kirsty Williams said the update amounted to "pages and pages of self-congratulatory bumf with little meaning or use to Assembly Members or the people of Wales".
We had the regulation PR bumf - the tanks and the guns and the chats with teenagers thinking about a career in the military - but it was refreshing to hear the reporter go off-message and ask about the incongruity of the Army sacking its veterans yet pitching for kids to do the same job.
The large (7x7in) advert listed all the usual office-speak bumf about what the roles entailed, and the key requirements needed by candidates.
According to the bumf this is a "story of survival from a child abused by his alcoholic mother.
When I first applied to university, I was sent a bulk load of bumf explaining how, as a young gal, many opportunities were open to me.
Chips come served like a reverse game of Jenga - but this time you're taking them off rather than putting them on - and the marketing bumf lays it on a bit thick.