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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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But that vague brochure had one advantage - I was able to drive a test vehicle without being subjected to horrendous torque envelope tables and endless bumf about gear ratios.
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