[ bool-shit ]
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  1. nonsense, lies, or exaggeration.

verb (used with object),bull·shit·ted or bull·shit, bull·shit·ting.
  1. to lie or exaggerate to.

verb (used without object),bull·shit·ted or bull·shit, bull·shit·ting.
  1. to speak lies or nonsense.

  1. (used especially to express disagreement.)

Idioms about bullshit

  1. call bullshit, to call out or direct attention to lies, nonsense, or exaggeration: It’s time to call bullshit on the fantasy of colonizing Mars and get to work saving the planet we already have.: Also call BS .

Origin of bullshit

First recorded in 1910–15; bull1 (perhaps reinforced by bull2) + shit
  • Also called BS, B.S., b.s., bs [bee-es] /ˈbiˈɛs/ .

Other words from bullshit

  • bull·shit·ter, noun

Words Nearby bullshit

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How to use bullshit in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for bullshit


/ (ˈbʊlʃɪt) slang /

  1. exaggerated or foolish talk; nonsense

  2. deceitful or pretentious talk

  1. (in the British Army) exaggerated zeal, esp for ceremonial drill, cleaning, polishing, etc: Usually shortened to: bull

verb-shits, -shitting or -shitted
  1. (intr) to talk in an exaggerated or foolish manner

  2. to talk bullshit to

usage For bullshit

This word was formerly considered to be taboo, and it was labelled as such in previous editions of Collins English Dictionary . However, it has now become acceptable in speech, although some older or more conservative people may object to its use

Derived forms of bullshit

  • bullshitter, noun

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