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bun·combe

 (bŭng′kəm)
n.
Variant of bunkum.

buncombe

(ˈbʌŋkəm)
n
a variant spelling (esp US) of bunkum

bun•kum

or bun•combe

(ˈbʌŋ kəm)

n.
1. insincere speechmaking by a politician intended merely to please local constituents.
2. insincere talk; claptrap; humbug.
[after speech in 16th Congress, 1819–21, by French. Walker, who said he was bound to speak for Buncombe (N.C. county in district he represented)]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.buncombe - unacceptable behavior (especially ludicrously false statements)
dogshit, horseshit, Irish bull, bullshit, crap, shit, bull - obscene words for unacceptable behavior; "I put up with a lot of bullshit from that jerk"; "what he said was mostly bull"
drivel, garbage - a worthless message

bunkum

also buncombe
noun
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