Definition of bunkum noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈbʌŋkəm//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbʌŋkəm//
[uncountable] (old-fashioned, informal)
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nonsense synonym bunk Word Originmid 19th cent. (originally buncombe): named after Buncombe County in North Carolina, USA, mentioned in an inconsequential speech made by its congressman solely to please his constituents (c.1820).
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: bunkum