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bushwa

or bush·wah

[ boo sh-wah, -waw ]
/ ˈbʊʃ wɑ, -wɔ /

noun

rubbishy nonsense; baloney; bull: You'll hear a lot of boring bushwa about his mechanical skill.

Nearby words

bushpig, bushranger, bushrangers, bushtit, bushveld, bushwa, bushwalking, bushwhack, bushwhacker, bushy, bushy-tailed

Origin of bushwa

1915–20; perhaps representing bourgeois1, from its use in political rhetoric, the actual sense being lost; taken as euphemism for bullshit
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Word Origin and History for bushwa

bushwa


n.

also bushwah, 1920, U.S. slang, euphemistic for bullshit.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper