bushwa


bushwa
/boosh"wah, -waw/, n.
rubbishy nonsense; baloney; bull: You'll hear a lot of boring bushwa about his mechanical skill.
Also, bushwah.
[1915-20; perh. repr. BOURGEOIS1, from its use in political rhetoric, the actual sense being lost; taken as euphemism for BULLSHIT]

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