bunkum

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bun·kum

also bun·combe  (bŭng′kəm)
n.
Empty or insincere talk; claptrap.

[After Buncombe, a county of western North Carolina, from a remark made around 1820 by its congressman, who felt obligated to give a dull speech "for Buncombe".]

bunkum

(ˈbʌŋkəm) or

buncombe

n
1. empty talk; nonsense
2. chiefly US empty or insincere speechmaking by a politician to please voters or gain publicity
[C19: after Buncombe, a county in North Carolina, alluded to in an inane speech by its Congressional representative Felix Walker (about 1820)]

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.bunkum - unacceptable behavior (especially ludicrously false statements)
Irish bull, crap, 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
Translations

bunkum

[ˈbʌŋkəm] Nbobadas fpl

bunkum

[ˈbʌŋkəm] n (= balderdash) → foutaises fpl , foutaise f

bunkum

n (inf)Blödsinn m, → Quatsch m (inf)

bunkum

[ˈbʌŋkəm] n (fam) → scempiaggini fpl