Definition of Buncombe

1. Noun. Unacceptable behavior (especially ludicrously false statements).

Exact synonyms: Bunk, Bunkum, Guff, Hogwash, Rot
Specialized synonyms: Bull, Bullshit, Crap, Dogshit, Horseshit, Irish Bull, Shit
Generic synonyms: Drivel, Garbage



Definition of Buncombe

1. n. Speech-making for the gratification of constituents, or to gain public applause; flattering talk for a selfish purpose; anything said for mere show.

Definition of Buncombe

1. Noun. (alternative spelling of bunkum) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Buncombe

1. nonsense [n -S] - See also: nonsense

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Buncombe

bunchier
bunchiest
bunchily
bunchiness
bunching
bunchings
bunchy
buncing
bunco
bunco-steerer
bunco-steerers
bunco game
buncoed
buncoing
buncombe (current term)
buncombes
buncos
bund
bunded
bunder
bunder boat
bunding
bundist
bundists
bundle
bundle-branch block
bundle adjustment
bundle adjustments
bundle bone

Literary usage of Buncombe

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1. Bulletin by North Carolina Dept. of Conservation and Development, North Carolina Geological Survey (1883-1905), North Carolina Geological and Economic Survey (1906)
"buncombe COUNTY. The serpentine dikes of this County are confined to the western portion of the County and are found as small, disconnected, ..."

2. Reports of Cases Decided in the High Court of Chancery: With Notes and by Great Britain Court of Chancery (1852)
"... to be carried into execution, and stay the distribution of the residue of the fund until the further order of the Court. PETRE v. buncombe. ..."

3. The Mineral and Thermal Springs of the United States and Canada by John Bell (1855)
"Springs of North Carolina—The Warm and Hot Springs of buncombe County—Springs ... buncombe is one of the northwestern counties of the State, lying between ..."

4. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1888)
"buncombe iSo by au acute observer as being 'just the man for saying at the right moment what everybody wished to be said and nobody had the courage to say. ..."

5. Mineral Springs of North America: How to Reach, and how to Use Them by John Jennings Moorman (1873)
"Warm and Hot Springs of buncombe—Shocco Spring—Jones' White Sulphur and ... The most noted are the— WARM AND HOT SPRINGS OF buncombe. ..."

6. The History of England from the Accession of James II. by Thomas Babington Macaulay Macaulay, Samuel Austin Allibone (1875)
"... against buncombe and for Montague. A few days later, the bill of pains and penalties against Duncombe passed the Commons. It provided that two thirds of ..."

7. An American Glossary by Richard Hopwood Thornton (1912)
"1843 Mr. Weller of Ohio thought the question had been sufficiently debated, for nearly all the speeches had been made for buncombe.—The same, Dec. ..."

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