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"a bunch of bull"

Posted by R. Berg on July 18, 2003

In Reply to: What does "a bunch of bull" mean? and its origin? posted by willy on July 18, 2003

: is it an american slang, meaning nonsense?

Yes. "Bull" is short for "bulls h i t," which means nonsense, bragging, empty talk, exaggeration, lies--that sort of thing. The Dictionary of American Slang says it originated in student use about 1915 and became widespread after use in the U.S. Navy during World War I.