Definition of bunkum in English:

bunkum

Syllabification: bun·kum
Pronunciation: /ˈbəNGkəm
 
/
(also buncombe)

noun

informal dated
  • Nonsense: they talk a lot of bunkum about their products
    More example sentences
    • Perhaps more relevantly, he is also widely credited as being the first ‘spin-doctor’, a claim or accusation he robustly rebuts in this book as ‘all bunkum and balderdash’.
    • There is a good article here on what a lot of bunkum psychological ‘counselling’ often is.
    • But for the most part our endless classifying, grouping, and arranging is nothing but high-grade hokum, mixed with a lot of bunkum.

Origin

mid 19th century (originally buncombe): named after Buncombe County in North Carolina, mentioned in an inconsequential speech made by its congressman solely to please his constituents (circa1820).

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