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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Something designed to deceive and mislead.

Usage examples (36)
  • I ... merely ... said that I know you to be what you Yankees call a humbug!
  • To be honest, I've grown to be a bit of a "humbug" on Christmas.
  • Mrs Harold Smith had commenced with a mind fixed upon avoiding what she called humbug; but this sort of humbug had become so prominent
  • The derivation of humbug from the Irish uim boig ` false coin 'would provide a perfect partner, but it is, alas, groundless. for more
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