Definition of bumf in English:

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Pronunciation: /bʌmf/
(also bumph)


[mass noun] British informal
1Useless or tedious printed material: most of his mail was just bumf, bills, and Christmas cards
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  • Now all we have to do a sort out all the junk mail and usual bumph that litters the hall on these occasions.
  • Total sales, according to his publicity bumph, top 43 million across 150 countries.
  • I groaned even more when I read the publicity bumf before the screening.
1.1 dated Toilet paper: I’ve got a bit of bumf in case of air raids
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  • Having adopted the drape-against-wall style for my bumf-hanging activities, I find that it allows one to tear the paper off one-handedly and very neatly.


Late 19th century: abbreviation of slang bum-fodder, in the same sense.

Words that rhyme with bumf

galumph, harrumph, humph
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