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Word of the Day 04/15/21 Bunkum

Bunkum (noun)
bunkum or bun·combe [ buhng-kuhm ]


noun
1. insincere speechmaking by a politician intended merely to please local constituents.
2. insincere talk; claptrap; humbug.

WORDS RELATED TO BUNKUM
gibberish, idiocy, drivel, bunk, foolishness, baloney, hogwash, bilge, hooey, poppycock, balderdash, rot, tommyrot, crap, claptrap, rubbish, trash, rigmarole, ridiculousness, tomfoolery

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Origin: Americanism; after speech in the16th Congress, 1819–21, by F. Walker, who said he was bound to speak for Buncombe (a county in the district in North Carolina that he represented)

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