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hum·bug

 (hŭm′bŭg′)
n.
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.
interj.
Used to express disbelief or disgust.
v. hum·bugged, hum·bug·ging, hum·bugs
v.tr.
To deceive or trick.
v.intr.
To practice deception or trickery.

[Origin unknown.]

hum′bug′ger n.
hum′bug′ger·y n.
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humbug

(ˈhʌmˌbʌɡ)
n
1. a person or thing that tricks or deceives
2. nonsense; rubbish
3. (Cookery) Brit a hard boiled sweet, usually flavoured with peppermint and often having a striped pattern
vb, -bugs, -bugging or -bugged
to cheat or deceive (someone)
[C18: of unknown origin]
ˈhumˌbugger n
ˈhumˌbuggery n
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hum•bug

(ˈhʌmˌbʌg)

n., v. -bugged, -bug•ging,
interj. n.
1. something intended to delude or deceive.
2. a quality of falseness, deception, or hypocrisy.
3. a person who is not what he or she claims to be.
4. meaningless or empty talk; nonsense.
v.t.
5. to delude; deceive; trick.
v.i.
6. to practice deception.
interj.
7. nonsense!
[1730–40; orig. uncertain]
hum′bug`ger, n.
hum′bug`ger•y, n.
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humbug


Past participle: humbugged
Gerund: humbugging

Imperative
humbug
humbug
Present
I humbug
you humbug
he/she/it humbugs
we humbug
you humbug
they humbug
Preterite
I humbugged
you humbugged
he/she/it humbugged
we humbugged
you humbugged
they humbugged
Present Continuous
I am humbugging
you are humbugging
he/she/it is humbugging
we are humbugging
you are humbugging
they are humbugging
Present Perfect
I have humbugged
you have humbugged
he/she/it has humbugged
we have humbugged
you have humbugged
they have humbugged
Past Continuous
I was humbugging
you were humbugging
he/she/it was humbugging
we were humbugging
you were humbugging
they were humbugging
Past Perfect
I had humbugged
you had humbugged
he/she/it had humbugged
we had humbugged
you had humbugged
they had humbugged
Future
I will humbug
you will humbug
he/she/it will humbug
we will humbug
you will humbug
they will humbug
Future Perfect
I will have humbugged
you will have humbugged
he/she/it will have humbugged
we will have humbugged
you will have humbugged
they will have humbugged
Future Continuous
I will be humbugging
you will be humbugging
he/she/it will be humbugging
we will be humbugging
you will be humbugging
they will be humbugging
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been humbugging
you have been humbugging
he/she/it has been humbugging
we have been humbugging
you have been humbugging
they have been humbugging
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been humbugging
you will have been humbugging
he/she/it will have been humbugging
we will have been humbugging
you will have been humbugging
they will have been humbugging
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been humbugging
you had been humbugging
he/she/it had been humbugging
we had been humbugging
you had been humbugging
they had been humbugging
Conditional
I would humbug
you would humbug
he/she/it would humbug
we would humbug
you would humbug
they would humbug
Past Conditional
I would have humbugged
you would have humbugged
he/she/it would have humbugged
we would have humbugged
you would have humbugged
they would have humbugged
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.humbug - pretentious or silly talk or writinghumbug - pretentious or silly talk or writing
hokum, meaninglessness, nonsense, nonsensicality, bunk - a message that seems to convey no meaning
jargon, lingo, patois, argot, vernacular, slang, cant - a characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves); "they don't speak our lingo"
2.humbug - communication (written or spoken) intended to deceive
deception, misrepresentation, deceit - a misleading falsehood
3.humbug - something intended to deceive; deliberate trickery intended to gain an advantage
chicanery, wile, shenanigan, trickery, guile, chicane - the use of tricks to deceive someone (usually to extract money from them)
goldbrick - anything that is supposed to be valuable but turns out to be worthless
Verb1.humbug - trick or deceive
cozen, deceive, delude, lead on - be false to; be dishonest with
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humbug

noun nonsense, rubbish, trash, hypocrisy, cant, baloney (informal), claptrap (informal), quackery, eyewash (informal), charlatanry Britain's laws on homosexuality are hypocritical humbug.
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humbug

nounverb
To cause to accept what is false, especially by trickery or misrepresentation:
Informal: bamboozle, have.
Slang: four-flush.
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Translations

humbug

[ˈhʌmbʌg] N
1. (= person) → charlatán/ana m/f
he's an old humbuges un farsante
2. (= nonsense) → tonterías fpl
humbug!¡bobadas!
3. (Brit) (= sweet) → caramelo m de menta
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

humbug

[ˈhʌmbʌg] n
(= insincere talk) → tromperie f
(British) (= sweet) → bonbon m à la menthe
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

humbug

n
(Brit: = sweet) → Pfefferminzbonbon m or nt
(inf: = talk) → Humbug m, → Mumpitz m (inf)
(inf: = person) → Halunke m, → Gauner(in) m(f)
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

humbug

[ˈhʌmˌbʌg] n (person) → impostore m; (nonsense) → frottole fpl, falsità (Brit) (sweet) → caramella alla menta
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995