noun• informal • dated
- Nonsense: they talk a lot of bunkum about their productsMore 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.
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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