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noun British.
  1. Slang. toilet paper.
  2. memoranda, official notices, or the like.
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Origin of bumf

1885–90; short for bumfodder. See bum2, fodder
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British Dictionary definitions for bumf



noun British
  1. informal, derogatory superfluous documents, forms, publicity material, etc
  2. slang toilet paper
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Word Origin

C19: short for earlier bumfodder; see bum 1
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Word Origin and History for bumf


"papers, paperwork," 1889, British schoolboy slang, originally "toilet-paper," from bum-fodder.

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