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bumf

[buhmf] /bʌmf/
noun, British
1.
Slang. toilet paper.
2.
memoranda, official notices, or the like.
Origin
1885-1890
1885-90; short for bumfodder. See bum2, fodder1
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British Dictionary definitions for bumf

bumf

/bʌmf/
noun (Brit)
1.
(informal, derogatory) superfluous documents, forms, publicity material, etc
2.
(slang) toilet paper
Word Origin
C19: short for earlier bumfodder; see bum1
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Word Origin and History for bumf
n.

"papers, paperwork," 1889, British schoolboy slang, originally "toilet-paper," from bum-fodder.

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Slang definitions & phrases for bumf

bumf

noun

Paper; paperwork; toilet paper •Chiefly British: Most of the bumf he handles himself

[1880+ British schoolboys; fr bum fodder]


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