Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Foolish, deceitful, or boastful language.
  • n. Something worthless, deceptive, or insincere.
  • n. Insolent talk or behavior.
  • intransitive v. To speak foolishly or insolently.
  • intransitive v. To engage in idle conversation.
  • transitive v. To attempt to mislead or deceive by talking nonsense.
  • adj. Very angry; incensed.
  • interj. Used to express extreme displeasure or exasperation.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. False or exaggerated statements made to impress and deceive the listener rather than inform; nonsense.
  • n. 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" or "I Doubt It".
  • n. An object of frustration and/or disgust, often caused by a perceived deception.
  • n. The faeces of a bull.
  • adj. Absurd, irrational, or nonsensical. Most often said of speech, information, or content.
  • v. To tell lies, exaggerate; to mislead; to deceive.
  • v. To have casual conversation with no real point.
  • v. To come up with on the spot, to improvise poorly.
  • interj. An expression of disbelief or doubt at what one has just heard.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a ludicrously false statement.
  • v. to talk through one's hat.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. obscene words for unacceptable behavior
  • v. speak insincerely or without regard for facts or truths

Etymologies

From bull +‎ shit. In use since the 1920s. (Wiktionary)

Examples

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  • A posh and very British way of saying "bullshit" is "poppywash". Oh, how much more decent, isn't it?

    January 15, 2013

  • "Bullshit is the glue that binds us as a nation." - George Carlin on America

    October 4, 2008

  • my favorite use of this is "total bullshit"

    February 25, 2008