buncombe

buncombe
Synonyms and related words:
Washingtonese, adulation, balls, baloney, big talk, bilge, blague, blah, blah-blah, blandishment, blarney, bop, bosh, bull, bullshit, bunk, bunkum, cajolement, cajolery, claptrap, compliment, crap, eyewash, fair words, fancy talk, fawning, federalese, fine talk, fish story, flam, flapdoodle, flattery, flimflam, gammon, gas, gobbledygook, grease, guff, gup, highfalutin, highfaluting, hogwash, hoke, hokum, honeyed phrases, honeyed words, hooey, hot air, humbug, humbuggery, incense, jiggery-pokery, malarkey, moonshine, official jargon, officialese, oil, palaver, piffle, political doubletalk, poppycock, praise, pretty lies, pussyfooting, rot, scat, shit, soap, soft soap, sweet nothings, sweet talk, sweet words, sycophancy, tall story, tall talk, tommyrot, tripe, wheedling, wind

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  • Buncombe — Bun combe, Bunkum Bun kum, n. [Buncombe a county of North Carolina.] Speech making for the gratification of constituents, or to gain public applause; flattering talk for a selfish purpose; anything said for mere show. [Cant or Slang, U.S.] [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Buncombe — may refer to: * Buncombe County, North Carolina * Buncombe, Illinois * or , a term meaning nonsense , derived from 19th century American politics …   Wikipedia

  • Buncombe — Buncombe, IL U.S. village in Illinois Population (2000): 186 Housing Units (2000): 86 Land area (2000): 1.208937 sq. miles (3.131132 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 1.208937 sq. miles (3.131132… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Buncombe, IL — U.S. village in Illinois Population (2000): 186 Housing Units (2000): 86 Land area (2000): 1.208937 sq. miles (3.131132 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 1.208937 sq. miles (3.131132 sq. km) FIPS… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • buncombe — ☆ buncombe [buŋ′kəm ] n. [after Buncombe county, N.C.: the representative to Congress (1819 21) from the district including this county felt bound to “make a speech for Buncombe”] BUNKUM …   English World dictionary

  • Buncombe — (spr. Bongkomm), 1) Grafschaft im westlichen Theile des Staates NCarolina, 201/2 QM., gebirgig, fruchtbar, Weideland; warme Mineralquellen; 1791 organisirt; 13,500 Ew., darunter 1750 Sklaven; Hauptstadt Asheville; 2) Grafschaft in dem Staate Jowa …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Buncombe — (Buncum, spr. böngköm), eine Grafschaft in Nordcarolina, danach Amerikanismus zur Bezeichnung einer nichtssagenden Parlamentsrede …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • buncombe — see BUNK (Cf. bunk) (2) …   Etymology dictionary

  • Buncombe — Christopher „Chris“ Buncombe (* 5. Mai 1979 in Taunton) ist ein englischer Automobilrennfahrer. Chris Buncombe begann seine Laufbahn 1993 im Kartsport. Sein damaliger Teamkollege Jenson Button machte später Karriere in der Formel 1. Nach zwei… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Buncombe — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Le nom Buncombe peut désigner : le comté de Buncombe en Caroline du Nord. Buncombe dans l Illinois. Catégorie : Homonymie …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Buncombe — This is an English locational surname. It apparently originates from a place which judging by the known surname spellings of Buncam, Buncom, Buncom, Buncombe, Bunkham and others, should be found in one of these spellings or at least somewhere… …   Surnames reference

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