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bullshit

[boo l-shit] /ˈbʊlˌʃɪt/
noun
1.
nonsense, lies, or exaggeration.
verb (used with object), bullshitted or bullshit, bullshitting.
2.
to lie or exaggerate to.
verb (used without object), bullshitted or bullshit, bullshitting.
3.
to speak lies or nonsense.
interjection
4.
(used especially to express disagreement.)
Origin
1910-1915
1910-15; bull1 (perhaps reinforced by bull3) + shit
Related forms
bullshitter, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for bull-shit

bullshit

/ˈbʊlʃɪt/
noun
1.
exaggerated or foolish talk; nonsense
2.
deceitful or pretentious talk
3.
(in the British Army) exaggerated zeal, esp for ceremonial drill, cleaning, polishing, etc Usually shortened to bull
verb -shits, -shitting, -shitted
4.
(intransitive) to talk in an exaggerated or foolish manner
5.
to talk bullshit to
Derived Forms
bullshitter, noun
Usage note
This word was formerly considered to be taboo, and it was labelled as such in previous editions of Collins English Dictionary. However, it has now become acceptable in speech, although some older or more conservative people may object to its use
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Word Origin and History for bull-shit

bullshit

n.

"eloquent and insincere rhetoric," 1915, American English slang; see bull (n.1) + shit (n.), probably because it smells. But bull in the sense of "trivial or false statements" (1914), which usually is associated with this, might be a continuation of Middle English bull "false talk, fraud" (see bull (n.3)).

v.

by 1942, from bullshit (n.). Related: Bullshitted; bullshitting.

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Slang definitions & phrases for bull-shit

bullshit

interjection

An exclamation of disbelief, derision, and contempt in retort to some proposition

noun

Nonsense; pretentious talk; bold and deceitful absurdities; baloney: I'm afraid your theory is chiefly bullshit (1915+)

verb

: He tried to bullshit his way out of it (1942+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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