buncombe
noun see bunkum

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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 — ☆ 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

  • BUNCOMBE —    a district in N. Carolina, for the ears of the constituency of which a dull speech was some years ago delivered in the U.S. Congress, whence the phrase to talk Buncombe, i. e. to please one s constituency …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

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