Definition of bushwa in English:


Syllabification: bush·wa
Pronunciation: /ˈbo͝oSHwä
(also bushwah)


North American informal
  • Rubbish; nonsense.
    More example sentences
    • Not only is this bushwah: it is pernicious bushwah.
    • What we have here is more of the ivory tower, laissez-faire bushwa that substitutes for thinking in this corporatized administration.
    • That's bushwa, this mirror and its brother mirror were created for my mother.


early 20th century: from French bourgeois, now used as a euphemism for bullshit.

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