bullshit artist

Also, bull artist. A person who habitually exaggerates, flatters, or talks nonsense. For example, Don't believe a word of it—he's a bullshit artist. Both versions are considered vulgar slang. The first dates from the 1940s, the second from the World War I period.


Nearby words

  1. bullpout,
  2. bullring,
  3. bullroarer,
  4. bullseye,
  5. bullshit,
  6. bullshot,
  7. bullsnake,
  8. bullwaddy,
  9. bullwhacker,
  10. bullwhip

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