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bushwa

or bush·wah

[ boosh-wah, -waw ]
/ ˈbʊʃ wɑ, -wɔ /
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noun
rubbishy nonsense; baloney; bull: You'll hear a lot of boring bushwa about his mechanical skill.
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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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How to use bushwa in a sentence

  • Those newspaper stories I read—pure bushwa, from beginning to end.

    Bear Trap|Alan Edward Nourse
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