One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1The policies or principles advocated by former US presidents George H. W. Bush or George W. Bush.‘the politics of national opposition to Bushism are exceedingly complex’
- ‘Roughly half the country dissents from Bushism.’
- ‘Congress wouldn't dare to substantively repeal anything that central to Bushism.’
- ‘By that time the hallmarks of Bushism were already obvious.’
- ‘There are a lot of reasons they disagree with Bushism.’
- ‘The central appeal of Bushism is the president's unwavering certainty.’
2count noun A verbal error made by and considered characteristic of former US president George W. Bush.‘a brand new Bushism is doing the media rounds’
- ‘As a campaigner, to use a well-known Bushism, he has always been "misunderestimated".’
- ‘A classic Bushism was coined on Monday.’
- ‘If Bush had said this it would be a banner story and the magazine would have it as a golden Bushism of the Day.’
- ‘The "Bushism" obsession is a bad idea because it seizes on and amplifies the most trivial mis-statements.’
- ‘Bushisms like that have provided ammunition for the President's political opponents.’
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