- insincere speechmaking by a politician intended merely to please local constituents.
- insincere talk; claptrap; humbug.
Origin of bunkum
Related Words for bunkumgibberish, idiocy, drivel, bunk, foolishness, baloney, hogwash, bilge, hooey, poppycock, balderdash, rot, tommyrot, bunkum, crap, claptrap, rubbish, trash, rigmarole, ridiculousness
Examples from the Web for bunkum
Historical Examples of bunkum
That fifty dollars being put on for anybody else was bunkum.Thoroughbreds
W. A. Fraser
“All bunkum and wind,” said he, pitching them into a corner.Kilgorman
Talbot Baines Reed
It's for them that all these atrocities are invented—most of them bunkum.The Hero
William Somerset Maugham
I suppose you will say next that I hypnotised her—or some bunkum of that sort!The Seven Secrets
William Le Queux
Tall talk's his jewelry: he must have his dandification in bunkum.Beauchamp's Career, Complete
- empty talk; nonsense
- mainly US empty or insincere speechmaking by a politician to please voters or gain publicity
Word Origin for bunkum
Word Origin and History for bunkum
variant of Buncombe.