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buncombe (ˈbʌŋkəm)
 
n
a variant spelling (esp US) of bunkum

bunkum or buncombe (ˈbʌŋkəm)
 
n
1.  empty talk; nonsense
2.  chiefly (US) empty or insincere speechmaking by a politician to please voters or gain publicity
 
[C19: after Buncombe, a county in North Carolina, alluded to in an inane speech by its Congressional representative Felix Walker (about 1820)]
 
buncombe or buncombe
 
n
 
[C19: after Buncombe, a county in North Carolina, alluded to in an inane speech by its Congressional representative Felix Walker (about 1820)]

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buncombe
see bunk (2).
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Example sentences
But usually he regarded the carnival of his country's buncombe with an indulgent horror.
The fact that one theme should cancel out the other is buncombe.
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