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Bunkum  n.  See Buncombe.

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"Bunkum" Quotes from Famous Books

... Indian Creek. Uriah York was the son of John York, and they came from Buncombe county in that "Old North State," the county which had a reputation like Nazareth so far as turning out any good thing was concerned, and the path of the cant, derisive phrase, "All bunkum," leads directly back to the affairs ...
— Sergeant York And His People • Sam Cowan

... be bunkum, or it may be God's truth—I don't know. I've never been in love and nobody ever wasted an ounce of affection on me," replied Redmayne. "But you've heard me now. You can sit on the safety valve for six months anyway; and it will probably pay you best to do so; for one thing's certain: Jenny ...
— The Red Redmaynes • Eden Phillpotts

... their highly poisonous condition—a colouring of bright orange with thin reddish-brown streaks. The old fellow grumbled excessively when I told him to throw them overboard, and then somewhat annoyed me by saying that all the talk about them being unsafe was bunkum. He had, he said, caught and eaten just the same kind of fish at Vavau, in the Tonga Islands, time and time again. It was no use arguing with such a creature, so, after again warning him not to eat any fish of any kind unless ...
— John Corwell, Sailor And Miner; and, Poisonous Fish - 1901 • Louis Becke

... man to think me a liar." The man spoke slowly between puffs at his cigarette. "You think it's all bunkum that I'm fresh out of Germany, but it isn't. Do you see that?" He ran his finger across the gash in his forehead. "That and the ill-treatment I received in the prison-camps made me go wuzzy. The only fact about myself that I could remember in all those years was Maisie. So it's natural that ...
— The Kingdom Round the Corner - A Novel • Coningsby Dawson

Words linked to "Bunkum" :   Irish bull, dogshit, horseshit, crap, bull, drivel, shit, garbage, bullshit, hogwash, guff, bunk, rot, buncombe

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