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Feb 5, 2016

"Bunk" is an American (slang?) expression meaning nonsense.


To "debunk" means to remove nonsense.

This being said, the term "debunk" is used in isolation--no one ever would refer to "bunking a myth."

Other examples of words that act like this are

  • decapitated: if someone has their head, they're not "capitated"
  • invincible: someone who can be defeated is not "vincible"

(Source Online Etymology Dictionary )