- nonsense, lies, or exaggeration.
- to lie or exaggerate to.
- to speak lies or nonsense.
- (used especially to express disagreement.)
Origin of bullshit
Related Wordsbull, crap, rubbish, gibberish, hogwash, nonsense, drivel, bunk, guff, moonshine, flim-flam, bosh, poppycock, hokum, posh, hooey, malarkey, baloney, phooey, bunkum
- exaggerated or foolish talk; nonsense
- deceitful or pretentious talk
- (in the British Army) exaggerated zeal, esp for ceremonial drill, cleaning, polishing, etcUsually shortened to: bull
- (intr) to talk in an exaggerated or foolish manner
- to talk bullshit to
Word Origin and History for bullshit
"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)).
by 1942, from bullshit (n.). Related: Bullshitted; bullshitting.