Humbug

Definition of Humbug

Hum´bug`
n.1.An imposition under fair pretenses; something contrived in order to deceive and mislead; a trick by cajolery; a hoax.
2.A spirit of deception; cajolery; trickishness.
3.One who deceives or misleads; a deceitful or trickish fellow; an impostor.
v. t.1.To deceive; to impose; to cajole; to hoax.
[imp. & p. p. Humbugged ; p. pr. & vb. n. Humbugging .]

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