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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ That's total bullshit. You never said that.
▪ Don't bullshit me!
▪ Because it is patently obvious that Rollins is not bullshitting or manipulating.
▪ No, he said, just bullshitting.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

bullshit \bullshit\ n. a ludicrously false statement. [vulgar]

Syn: bull, Irish bull, horseshit, shit, crap, crapola, bunk, bunkum, buncombe, guff, rot, tommyrot, balderdash, hogwash, dogshit.


bullshit \bullshit\ v. to talk through one's hat. [vulgar]

Syn: waffle, bull, fake.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

"eloquent and insincere rhetoric," 1915, American English slang; see bull (n.1) + shit (n.), probably because it smells. But bull in the sense of "trivial or false statements" (1914), which usually is associated with this, might be a continuation of Middle English bull "false talk, fraud" (see bull (n.3)).


by 1942, from bullshit (n.). Related: Bullshitted; bullshitting.\n

  1. (context vulgar slang English) absurd, irrational, or nonsensical. Most often said of speech, information, or content. interj. (context vulgar slang English) (non-gloss definition: An expression of disbelief or doubt at what one has just heard.) n. 1 (context literally English) The faeces of a bull. 2 (context vulgar slang English) False or exaggerated statements made to impress and deceive the listener rather than inform; nonsense. 3 (context vulgar slang English) A card game in which the object is to bluff about cards laid down and to determine when one's opponents are bluffing; also known as "BS", "Cheat" or "I Doubt It". 4 (context vulgar slang English) An object of frustration and/or disgust, often caused by a perceived deception. v

  2. 1 (context vulgar slang English) To tell lies, exaggerate; to mislead; to deceive. 2 (context vulgar slang English) To have casual conversation with no real point. 3 (context vulgar slang English) To come up with on the spot, to improvise poorly.

  1. n. obscene words for unacceptable behavior; "I put up with a lot of bullshit from that jerk"; "what he said was mostly bull" [syn: bull, Irish bull, horseshit, shit, crap, dogshit]

  2. v. talk through one's hat; "The politician was not well prepared for the debate and faked it" [syn: bull, fake]

  3. [also: bullshitting, bullshitted]


Bullshit (also bullcrap in the US) is a common English expletive which may be shortened to the euphemism bull or the initialism BS. In British English, " bollocks" is a comparable expletive. It is mostly a slang profanity term meaning " nonsense", especially in a rebuking response to communication or actions viewed as deceiving, misleading, disingenuous, unfair or false. As with many expletives, the term can be used as an interjection or as many other parts of speech, and can carry a wide variety of meanings. A person who communicates with subject matter that is deemed almost entirely as nonsense, is referred to as a "Bullshit artist".

It can be used either as a noun or as a verb as in the question "are you bullshitting me?". While the word is generally used in a deprecating sense, it may imply a measure of respect for language skills, or frivolity, among various other benign usages. In philosophy, Harry Frankfurt, among others, analyzed the concept of bullshit as related to but distinct from lying.

The everyday exclamation or epithet bullshit conveys a measure of dissatisfaction with something or someone, but this usage need not be a comment on the truth of the matter.

Bullshit (disambiguation)

Bullshit is a common expletive, meaning nonsense.

Bullshit may also refer to:

  • Cow dung
  • Bullshit (game), a card game
  • Penn & Teller: Bullshit!, a US documentary television series

Usage examples of "bullshit".

He was so good at feeding them bullshit, the guys on the base dubbed him Baloney Mahoney.

And a lot of ten-year-old porno started being recycled as, in effect, Bullshit Cockout, suggesting that that was what porno was, all along: Bullshit Cockout.

When I start bullshitting, the machine detects subaudible microtremors that occur with stress and deception.

Lucy Chenier, she pictured Lucille Ball, all that wild red hair, bulging eyes, and loony bullshit with Ethel Mertz.

Immeasurable, because in the great exemplars the bullshit is so artfully mingled and intertwined with actual received wisdom that its essential nature is deracinated and pasteurized.

To be sure, every single thing we had ever told the state of Florida about her homeschooling had been complete and utter bullshit.

Anyways Eddie, he was a really strict parent, brooked no bullshit from his kids, so Dub, he was kind of in and out of trouble with his dad on a steady basis.

But here comes all this lockdown bullshit, plus whatever happened at Crossbank, not to mention Marguerite and that little girl of hers.

Tyson, I am not much of a courtroom actor, and when Brandt and Farley get on the stand and start their version of the bullshit I want to look appropriately incredulous.

He had bullshitted around this issue for his whole life, and now the b.

How much more of this cheapjack bullshit can we be expected to take from that stupid little gunsel?

Charmaine announced she was a Leo born under the House of the International Pancake, or some such bullshit, and Payton was hinting around to take the freakin' football quiz!

Along with most everybody else in Milagro, he figured the dates of a hunting season were so much bullshit.

GOP Lincoln Day Dinner in Saginaw, where a Republican dressed as Uncle Sam will show up on 8Zfoot stilts and totter around the dim banquet hall through the whole thing and nearly crash into the network crews' riser several times and bug the hell out of everyone, and where the Twelve Monkeys will bribe or bullshit the headwaiter into seating them at a no-show table and feeding them supper while all the rest of the press corps has to stand in the back of the hall and try to help the slightly mad Economist guy cabbage breadsticks when nobody's looking.

After the apology, I would tell him that if I ever heard of him spewing his bullshit fantasies in Public again, I would cut off his precious hair, scar his precious lips, and take all of his goddamn gold records and shove them straight up his ass.