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hum·bug / ˈhəmˌbəg/ • n. deceptive or false talk or behavior: his comments are sheer humbug. ∎  a hypocrite: you see what a humbug I am. • v. (-bugged , -bug·ging ) [tr.] deceive; trick: to humbug his humble neighbors was not difficult. ∎  [intr.] dated act like a fraud or sham. DERIVATIVES: hum·bug·ger·y / -ˌbəg(ə)rē/ n.

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humbug

humbug †hoax, imposture, fraud XVIII; pretence, sham; impostor XIX. of unkn. orig.

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humbug Hard boiled sweet, normally peppermint‐flavoured, cushion‐shaped.

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humbug

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