Bullshit etymology


English word bullshit comes from English shit, English bull

Etymology of bullshit

Detailed word origin of bullshit

Dictionary entry Language Definition
shit English (en) (vulgar) Expression of worry, failure, shock, etc., often at something seen for the first time or remembered immediately before using this term.. (vulgar) To show displeasure or surprise. (countable, colloquial, vulgar) An instance of defecation.. (countable, colloquial, vulgar, in the plural, definite) (the shits) diarrhea.. (countable, uncountable, colloquial, vulgar) Solid excretory [...]
bull English (en) (dated, 17th century) to publish in a Papal bull To mock, cheat A papal bull, an official document or edict from the Pope.. A seal affixed to a document, especially a document from the Pope. (Philadelphia, slang) A man.. (UK). (UK, historical, obsolete, _, slang) A crown coin; its value, 5 shillings.. (US) Specifically, a policeman employed in a railroad yard.. (finance) An investor who buys [...]
bullshit English (en) (vulgar, slang) An expression of disbelief or doubt at what one has just heard. (vulgar, slang) Absurd, irrational, or nonsensical. Most often said of speech, information, or content. (literally) The faeces of a bull.. (vulgar, slang) A card game in which the object is to bluff about cards laid down and to determine when one's opponents are bluffing; also known as "BS", "Cheat" or "I Doubt [...]

Words with the same origin as bullshit

Descendants of shit