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Definition of "buncombe" [bun•combe]

  • Variant of bunkum. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "buncombe" in a sentence
  • "They were from all over the map -- "complete hooey" from _Minority Report_, "buncombe" from _The New Republic_, "as truthful as Lydia Pinkham's Vegetable Compound" from an article on pedagogy in the _Sun_."
  • "Neither General Kearney nor Mason had much respect for this land of "buncombe," but assumed the true doctrine that"
  • "But to an intelligent worker such sermons sound like capitalistic propaganda, upon which he is constantly being fed by every labor-exploiting concern in the country, and quite naturally he tries to avoid getting an extra dose of the same kind of buncombe on Sunday ...."