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bushwa

[boo sh-wah, -waw] /ˈbʊʃ wɑ, -wɔ/
noun
1.
rubbishy nonsense; baloney; bull:
You'll hear a lot of boring bushwa about his mechanical skill.
Also, bushwah.
Origin
1915-1920
1915-20; perhaps representing bourgeois1, from its use in political rhetoric, the actual sense being lost; taken as euphemism for bullshit
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Word Origin and History for bushwah

bushwa

n.

also bushwah, 1920, U.S. slang, euphemistic for bullshit.

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Slang definitions & phrases for bushwah

bushwah

noun

(Variations: booshwah or bushwa or booshwa) Nonsense; pretentious talk; bold and deceitful absurdities; baloney, bullshit: But the President's own managers concede this is so much bushwah

[1906+; seemingly a euphemism for bullshit fr a cowboy corruption of French bois-de-vache, ''dried cow dung''; in some users possibly influenced by French bourgeois taken pejoratively]


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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