[ bool-shit ]
/ ˈbʊlˌʃɪt /
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nonsense, lies, or exaggeration.
verb (used with object), bull·shit·ted or bull·shit, bull·shit·ting.
to lie or exaggerate to.
verb (used without object), bull·shit·ted or bull·shit, bull·shit·ting.
to speak lies or nonsense.
(used especially to express disagreement.)
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Idioms about bullshit
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 .
Also called BS, B.S., b.s., bs [bee-es] /ˈbiˈɛs/ .
OTHER WORDS FROM bullshitbull·shit·ter, noun
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How to use bullshit in a sentence
I’ve been dealing with bigoted bullshit for almost four years now.Danica Roem seeks third term in Va. House|Parker Purifoy|November 12, 2020|Washington Blade
So when management and label say, “This is what you are to say,” it became kind of like a bullshit fest at that point.Former Avalon singer on coming out, getting ousted and where he is today|Joey DiGuglielmo|October 20, 2020|Washington Blade
In this case, we had a single news event — the president tested positive for the coronavirus — that set off a flood of disorienting bullshit bouncing around the information space.Our misinformation problem is about to get much, much worse|Sean Illing|October 6, 2020|Vox
Intelligence is associated with coming up with more convincing bullshit and with being a better liar, but not associated with a better ability to recognize one’s own bias.The Dark Side of Smart - Facts So Romantic|Diana Fleischman|September 15, 2020|Nautilus
The cops put him in handcuffs, and he started arguing with them, too, claiming that the whole thing was bullshit, he said.Those Ticketed for Seditious Language Say Their Only Crime Was Talking Back|Kate Nucci|September 9, 2020|Voice of San Diego
British Dictionary definitions for bullshit
/ (ˈbʊlʃɪt) slang /
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
verb -shits, -shitting or -shitted
(intr) to talk in an exaggerated or foolish manner
to talk bullshit to
Derived forms of bullshitbullshitter, noun
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
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