To create a fictitious scenario that provides an excuse for avoiding unwanted engagements.
- Examples of word Bunbury in a sentence
“He said he had a dentist appointment but I reckon he’s just bunburying.”
- Did you Know?
The word “bunbury” was coined by Oscar Wilde in his 1895 novel “The Importance of Being Earnest” where the character Algernon invents a sick friend named “Bunbury” as an excuse to visit the countryside and avoid relatives.
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