Definition of bushwa in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈbo͝oSHwə/
(also bushwah)


North American informal
Rubbish; nonsense.
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.


1920s: from French bourgeois, now used as a euphemism for bullshit.

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Syllabification: bush·wa

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