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- (literally) The faeces of a bull.
- 2016 November 6, “Multilevel Marketing”, in Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, season 3, episode 29, HBO:
- Oh, I get it! So it’s not a pyramid, it’s just pyramid-shaped. You know, like a Dorito, or an Angry Bird, or just a pile of bullshit.
- (vulgar, slang) False or exaggerated statements made to impress and deceive the listener rather than inform; nonsense.
- Synonyms: BS, bull, bulldada, bullpucky, bushwah, malarkey; see also Thesaurus:nonsense
- Don't pay any attention to him. He talks a lot of bullshit.
- 1975, “Fight the Power (Part 1 & 2)”, in The Heat Is On, performed by The Isley Brothers:
- And when I rolled with the punches I got knocked on the ground / By all this bullshit going down
- (vulgar, slang) A card game in which the object is to bluff about cards laid down and to determine when one's opponents are bluffing.
- (vulgar, slang) An object of frustration and/or disgust, often caused by a perceived deception.
- That's total bullshit! I called your office and they said you never came in!
- (rhetoric) Statements that may be true but misleading nonetheless.
- (philosophy) Statements made without any particular reference to their truth value.
- → Czech: bulšit
false or exaggerated statements — See also translations at nonsense
object of frustration
- goat shit
- See also Thesaurus:nonsense
- (vulgar, slang) Absurd, irrational, or nonsensical. Most often said of speech, information, or content.
- That's the most bullshit excuse I've ever heard.
- bulllshit jobs
- (transitive, intransitive, vulgar, slang) To tell lies, exaggerate; to mislead; to deceive.
- I think you're bullshitting. Let’s just call your office and see if you even came in.
- You’re bullshitting me. I called your office and you never even came in.
- (intransitive, vulgar, slang) To have casual conversation with no real point; to shoot the breeze
- I will probably just go and bullshit with Joe for awhile.
- (intransitive, vulgar, slang) To come up with on the spot, to improvise poorly.
- We just went on stage and bullshitted the whole concert because we didn't know any songs.
- (all senses): crap (Indian English)
to tell lies, exaggerate
to have casual conversation with no real point
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Translations to be checked
expression of disbelief
bullshit f (uncountable)