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Bush +‎ -ism, named after American presidents George W. Bush (1946–) and George H. W. Bush (1924-2018–).

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Bushism (uncountable)

  1. The political philosophy associated with former US president George W. Bush or his father, former US president George H. W. Bush.
    • 1999 October 7, New York Times,
      But to get to the essence of Bushism, it's helpful to go to another and more unusual book, All the Best, George Bush, a collection of letters written by George Bush the elder.



Bushism (plural Bushisms)

  1. A turn of phrase employed by President George W. Bush that is unintentionally comical due to grammatical errors, malapropisms, etc.

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