AskDefine | Define buncombe

Dictionary Definition

buncombe n : unacceptable behavior (especially ludicrously false statements) [syn: bunk, bunkum, guff, rot, hogwash]

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  1. alternative spelling of bunkum

Extensive Definition

Buncombe may refer to:
buncombe in French: Buncombe

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

Washingtonese, adulation, balls, baloney, big talk, bilge, blague, blah, blah-blah, blandishment, blarney, bop, bosh, bull, bullshit, bunk, bunkum, cajolement, cajolery, claptrap, compliment, crap, eyewash, fair words, fancy talk, fawning, federalese, fine talk, fish story, flam, flapdoodle, flattery, flimflam, gammon, gas, gobbledygook, grease, guff, gup, highfalutin, highfaluting, hogwash, hoke, hokum, honeyed phrases, honeyed words, hooey, hot air, humbug, humbuggery, incense, jiggery-pokery, malarkey, moonshine, official jargon, officialese, oil, palaver, piffle, political doubletalk, poppycock, praise, pretty lies, pussyfooting, rot, scat, shit, soap, soft soap, sweet nothings, sweet talk, sweet words, sycophancy, tall story, tall talk, tommyrot, tripe, wheedling, wind
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