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bushwa

or bush·wah

[boo sh-wah, -waw]
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noun
  1. rubbishy nonsense; baloney; bull: You'll hear a lot of boring bushwa about his mechanical skill.

Origin of bushwa

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 bushwa

n.

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

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