bullshit

bullshit
I. n
nonsense or falsehood, especially when blatant or offensive; empty, insincere or bombastic speech or behaviour; tedious attention to detail. The term has become particularly widespread since the late 1960s, before which it was more often heard in American speech than British (where it was, however, a well-known part of armed-service lan-guage).
► 'I'm not allowed to talk about it ...[Roald] Dahl grumbled from his Buckingham-shire home. It has something to do with security or some such bullshit.' (Evening Standard, 8 September 1989)
II. vb
to try to impress, persuade, bamboozle or deceive with empty, boastful or porten-tous talk. Whereas the noun form is sometimes shortened to the less offen-sive bull, the verb form, especially in American speech, is shortened to shit(ting), as in 'come on, you're shittin' me'.
► Don t try to bullshit me, I know the score.

Contemporary slang . 2014.

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