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

 

bunkum

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈbʌŋkəm//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbʌŋkəm//
 
[uncountable](old-fashioned, informal)
 
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nonsense synonym bunk Word Origin mid 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).
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