Green’s Dictionary of Slang

bullshit adj.

1. (also bull) nonsensical, absurd, pointless.

[NZ]A.R.D. Fairburn letter in Edmond Letters (1981) 21 July 5: Talking of the British Empire [...] and the Bulldog breed (I like the Bullshit breed as a more fitting title).
[US]D. Fuchs Low Company 292: You told me bull stories. You’re a bull-thrower, that’s all you are.
[UK]K. Amis letter 12 July in Leader (2000) 20: There is a bullshit parade here on Saturday and officers will attend.
[US]‘Ed Lacy’ Lead With Your Left (1958) 84: I walked into data, inc. ready to give them a bull yarn if I was wrong.
[US]Kerouac letter Fall in Charters II (1999) 218: I myself have difficulty covering up my bullshit lies.
[US]H.S. Thompson letter 3 Nov. in Proud Highway (1997) 408: It seemed like we were doing okay without any bullshit dialogue.
[US](con. 1960s) D. Goines Whoreson 226: Sometimes they would stop you [...] to give you a bullshit ticket.
[US]M. Baker Nam (1982) 111: The S2 agrees that it’s not just a bullshit joyride.
[US](con. 1970s) G. Pelecanos King Suckerman (1998) 22: Phrases thrown in like ‘sky’s the limit, self-starter,’ bullshit hustle like that.
[US]C. Hiaasen Skinny Dip 129: Gave me a bullshit story, which I believed at the time.
[US](con. 1973) C. Stella Johnny Porno 17: I make bullshit small talk.
[Aus] A. Prentice ‘The Break’ in Crime Factory: Hard Labour [ebook] The bullshit rumours about her role in his status as an ex-cop .
[US]D. Winslow The Force [ebook] Bullshit busts that will never get convictions.

2. (also bullshitting) second-rate, inferior.

[US](con. WWII) J.O. Killens And Then We Heard The Thunder (1964) 15: He’s bucking for sergeant or something all right, but he ain’t nothing but a bullshitting buck private.
[US]R. Price Ladies’ Man (1985) 15: Getting chewed out by some bullshit nigger.
[US]L. Heinemann Paco’s Story (1987) 23: The cap would flip open this bullshit company compass he had.
[US]M. McAlary Crack War (1991) 71: This is a bullshit shoplifting case.
[US]‘Touré’ Portable Promised Land (ms.) 161: We Words (My Favorite Things) [...] Booshit. Summbitch. Beeatch. Shimit. Gotdamn.
[US]G. Hayward Corruption Officer [ebk] cap. 3: I had a bullshit security job that wasn’t paying much.

3. very angry, furious.

[US]Baker et al. CUSS 90: Bullshit, go Go wild.
[US]S. King Stand (1990) 475: Thank God Rita wasn’t with him, she’d be bullshit out of her mind with hysterics.
[US]M. Baker Nam (1982) 201: I was bullshit. I was never like that before I left.
[US](con. 1967) E. Spencer Welcome to Vietnam (1989) 112: A Marine colonel also on board goes completely bullshit.
[US]P. Munro Sl. U. 48: My roommate drank all my beers! I’m so bullshit!