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nounmass nounNorth American
prattle, chatter, twitter, babble, talk, prating, gabble, jabber, blether, ramblingView synonyms
- ‘That's bushwa, this mirror and its brother mirror were created for my mother.’
- ‘That's a lot of Bushwa. That's a lot of nonsense.’
- ‘What we have here is more of the ivory tower, laissez-faire bushwa that substitutes for thinking in this corporatized administration.’
- ‘Not only is this bushwah: it is pernicious bushwah.’
- ‘I thought it'd help us cut through the bushwah and make it easier for me to help you.’
1920s: apparently a euphemism for bullshit.
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