or bush·wah

[ boosh-wah, -waw ]

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

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