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1. Something intended to deceive; a hoax or fraud.
2. A person who claims to be other than what he or she is; an impostor.
3. Nonsense; rubbish.
4. Pretense; deception.
Used to express disbelief or disgust.
v. hum·bugged, hum·bug·ging, hum·bugs
To deceive or trick.
To practice deception or trickery.

[Origin unknown.]

hum′bug′ger n.
hum′bug′ger·y n.
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