humbug definition

  • noun:
    • Something meant to deceive; a hoax or fraud.
    • A person who claims to be other than exactly what they're; an impostor.
    • Nonsense; trash.
    • Pretense; deception.
    • A hoax, prank or jest
    • A fraud or sham
    • A fraudster or cheat
    • a form of chewy nice (candy)
    • An imposition under fair pretenses; one thing contrived to deceive and mislead; a trick by cajolery; a hoax.
    • A spirit of deception; cajolery; trickishness.
    • person who deceives or misleads; a deceitful or trickish other; an impostor.
    • A trick; an imposition, specially an imposition perpetrated under reasonable and honorable pretenses; a hoax.
    • A spirit of deception or imposition; falseness; hollowness; pretense; sham: as, discover many humbug about him.
    • An impostor; a cheat; a deceitful other; one given to cajolery, flattery, or specious stories.
    • a type of nippers for grasping the cartilage associated with nostrils in refractory cattle.
    • a type of candy. Look at plant.
    • pretentious or absurd talk or writing
    • something intended to deceive; deliberate trickery intended to get an edge
    • communication (written or spoken) meant to deceive
  • interjection:
    • regularly express disbelief or disgust.
    • nonsense!
  • verb-transitive:
    • To deceive or fool.
    • To deceive; to enforce; to cajole; to hoax.
  • verb-intransitive:
    • to apply deception or trickery.
  • verb:
    • to relax and play a trick on.
    • To cheat, swindle.
    • strategy or deceive
  • others:
    • To deceive by a false pretense; impose upon; cajole; hoax.
    • To practise deceit or trickery.

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