or bush·wah

[boo sh-wah, -waw]


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

Nearby words

  1. bushpig,
  2. bushranger,
  3. bushrangers,
  4. bushtit,
  5. bushveld,
  6. bushwalking,
  7. bushwhack,
  8. bushwhacker,
  9. bushy,
  10. 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 bushwah



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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper