Munchausen


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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.

Munchausen

(German ˈmynçhauzən)
n
1. (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) an exaggerated story
2. (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) a person who tells such a story
[C19: after Baron Münchhausen, subject of a series of exaggerated adventure tales written in English by R. E. Raspe (1737–94)]
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Noun1.Munchausen - German raconteur who told preposterous stories about his adventures as a soldier and hunterMunchausen - 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)
References in classic literature ?
More surprising things happened to him in Palestine than ever happened to any traveler here or elsewhere since Munchausen died.
MUNCHAUSEN syndrome by proxy is a mental illness and a form of child abuse.
Hannah Turtle, who murdered her baby son, James, was diagnosed with Munchausen syndrome by proxy after she poisoned and suffocated the baby.
However, doctors suspect Ms Bowen-Wright suffers from what they call Munchausen syndrome by proxy.
Munchausen by Proxy and Other Factitious Abuse: Practical and Forensic Investigative Techniques
The most serious and chronic type of factitious disorder is Munchausen syndrome.
3) This disorder was named for Baron Karl Friedrich von Munchausen who was born in Germany, joined the Russian military, and was known to tell unreal and fantastic tales about the battles he participated in against the Ottoman Turks.
But he said he was not imposing the maximum 25 years to life because ''one does not have to be a psychiatrist to realize you suffer from Munchausen by proxy.
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A RECENT TV film featured Baron Munchausen, a mythological figure who told the most outrageous lies.
Byline: TERRY GILLIAM Close friend and director of The Fisher King and The Adventures of Baron Munchausen
This is the textbook face of Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy.