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Münch·hau·sen(münKH′hou′zən) also Mun·chau·sen (mŭn′chou′-, mŭnch′hou′-), Baron Karl Friedrich Hieronymus von 1720-1797.
German nobleman who was the subject of a highly popular and ostensibly autobiographical book detailing his fantastic adventures as a soldier and sportsman.
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Karl Friedrich Hieronymus, Baron von, 1720–97, German soldier, adventurer, and teller of tales. English, Mun•chau•sen (ˈmʌnˌtʃaʊ zən, ˈmʌntʃˌhaʊ-)
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|Noun||1.||Munchhausen - German raconteur who told preposterous stories about his adventures as a soldier and hunter; his name is now associated with any telling of exaggerated stories or winning lies (1720-1797)|
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