bullshit Definition

  • 1nonsense, lies, or exaggeration, especially when used for personal gain
  • 2insincere or exaggerated talk

Using bullshit: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "bullshit" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    I call bullshit on his excuse for being late.

  • Example

    Don't give me that bullshit about how busy you are.

  • Example

    The politician's speech was full of bullshit.

  • Example

    He's always talking bullshit about his accomplishments.

bullshit Synonyms and Antonyms

Phrases with bullshit

  • stop talking nonsense and get to the point


    Can you cut the bullshit and tell me what you really want?

  • seem false or insincere


    His story smells like bullshit to me.

  • call someone's bullshit

    challenge someone's statement as false or insincere


    I had to call his bullshit when he claimed to have won a Nobel Prize.

Origins of bullshit

from 'bull' (meaning 'falsehood') + 'shit'


Summary: bullshit in Brief

'Bullshit' [ˈbʊlʃɪt] refers to nonsense, lies, or exaggeration, often used for personal gain. It can also refer to insincere or exaggerated talk. Examples include 'I call bullshit on his excuse for being late,' and 'The politician's speech was full of bullshit.' Phrases like 'cut the bullshit' and 'smell like bullshit' express impatience with insincerity or falsehood.

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